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10-Man Barca Survive Celta Vigo Scare To Stay Unbeaten

10-Man Barca Survive Celta Vigo Scare To Stay Unbeaten

Barcelona have moved 12 points clear at the top of LaLiga courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Tuesday night.

The Catalan giants, who have stretched their unbeaten league record to 40 matches, had Sergi Roberto sent off in the second half of the clash while 2-1 ahead, and Iago Aspas struck in the 82nd minute to level the scores in Vigo.

The visitors scored the opening goal in the 36th minute, when Ousmanne  Dembele found the bottom corner with a brilliant half-volley for his first LaLiga goal.

The home team equalised through Maxi Gomez late in the first half.

Lionel Messi came off the Barcelona bench on the hour alongside Roberto, and the visitors were ahead just four minutes later when Paulinho turned a low Nelson Semedo cross into the back of the net.

Barcelona were reduced to 10 men in the 71st minute, however, when Sergio  Roberto was handed a straight red card for pulling back Iago  Aspas, who was through on goal.

Aspas netted the equaliser nine minutes from time.

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  • Bekee 7 months ago

    Did you say Paulinho? The goal was credited to Alcacer and rightly too.