Barcelona achieved a very dramatic 3-2 victory at home to Celta Vigo in a match of the fifth round of the Spanish La Liga. The champions trailed 0-2 at the very end of the second half, but managed to pull off a memorable turnaround that saw them move 16 points clear at the top of the provisional table.
The Galicians took the lead through Jorgen Larsen, who was on target after 19 minutes played at the Olympic Stadium. Misses followed for Barca, and in the 76th minute, Anastasios Dovikas also scored in the goal of the “blue-reds” after a quick counter.
In the following minutes, the hosts pressed their opponent and showed more serious concentration in front of the goal.
Robert Lewandowski showed his world class and pulled one goal back in the 81st minute after a pass from Joao Felix. The Polish striker equalized just five minutes later, this time from Joao Cancelo’s assist.
A minute before the end of regular time, Gavi crossed for Cancelo, who scored the winning goal for Barcelona from close range to the delight of 45,000 Zalyankov fans.
Celta remained in 17th position in the standings so far.
Later today is the match between Almeria and Valencia. On Sunday, Real Madrid, who have a full asset of 15 points, visit their city rivals Atletico Madrid.
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