Celta Vigo took a giant walk towards LaLiga security as they asserted a great 2-0 prevail upon a much-changed Barcelona at Balaidos on Saturday.
With one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool, Ernesto Valverde selected to rest his enormous name stars following their affirmation as LaLiga champions a weekend ago, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, andMarc Andre-Ter Stegen.
Fran Escriba’s side exploited Barca’s unpracticed beginning XI, Maxi Gomez setting them on their way with a cool completion following 67 minutes and Iago Aspas including a punishment a little ways from time.
The outcome lifts Celta up to fourteenth – five points clear of the relegation zone – and sentences nineteenth spot Rayo Vallecano to a quick come back to the Segunda Division.
Barcelona new-turn line-upward endured an early brush when Ousmane Dembele limped off with hamstring damage after only six minutes, to be supplanted by Alex Collado.
Celta did a significant part of the squeezing in the opening half however the nearest they came was through Okay Yokuslu’s twisted exertion from 25 yards, which was easily held by Jasper Cillessen.
The hosts thought they had continued onward five minutes after the interim when Nestor Araujo opened home from short proximity after Cillessen had bungled Gustavo Cabral’s header. Following a long VAR audit, be that as it may, the objective was chalked off after Araujo had strayed barely offside.
Minutes after inefficiently heading directly at Cillessen, Gomez brilliantly guided Ryad Boudebouz’s conservative cross past the Dutch goalkeeper from 10 yards.
Arturo Vidal was expedited by Valverde to add some chomp to his dead group however it was Celta who had the final state, Aspas penetrating home from the spot after a VAR audit had considered Moussa Wague to have taken care of inside the zone.