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Sergio Busquets doubles Barcelona's lead

It's been a better week than usual for Barcelona so far, with a hard fought win over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League followed by the news of Xavi's appointment as head coach, and the team will be looking to keep up that momentum when they face Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Saturday. Sergi Barjuan will remain in charge for the match, against a Celta side that have won just one of their last five games.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona LIVE SCORE: 0-2

This is the start of our Celta Vigo vs Barcelona live blog, with our updates from this LaLiga Santander fixture following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.


Barcelona attack down their left again and play the ball inside towards Sergio Busquets, who scores a rare goal. It's a beautiful strike as he finds the bottom corner perfectly. Barcelona are cruising.

Minute 10: Gavi makes a vital intervention

Celta Vigo attack with danger, but Gavi is able to track back and get his head on a ball inside the penalty area, putting it out for a corner. That corner then comes to nothing.

Minute 5: GOAL!!! IT'S ANSU FATI!!!

Barcelona lead and, of course, it's Ansu Fati. He stays onside to collect a Jordi Alba pass and then turns Hugo Mallo inside out before somehow putting the ball in the far corner. What a talent he is.

Minute 2: A big chance for Aspas

Iago Aspas beats Barcelona's offside trap and has a great one-on-one chance, trying to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen at his near post. It's very close, but ripples the side netting.

Minute 1: Kick off in Celta vs Barcelona!

Here we go then! There is a ceremonial pre-match kick off for Celta Vigo legend Sergio Alvarez, who retired at the end of last season. Then the real kick off takes place and we are up and running.

15:10 GMT: The players are in the Balaidos tunnel

It's almost kick off time and the Celta Vigo and Barcelona players are in the tunnel, waiting to come out. The three LaLiga Santander points on offer here today are huge, so let's see who comes out on top.

14:50 GMT: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez is the Celta vs Barcelona referee

The man in the middle for this one is Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez. He has already refereed Barcelona once this season, in their opening weekend 4-2 win over Real Sociedad, while this is his first time in charge of a Celta Vigo match in 2021/22.

14:15 GMT: Celta's confirmed line-up vs Celta

Former Barcelona players Denis Suarez and Nolito start for Celta, while Iago Aspas leads the line up front.

Celta's confirmed starting XI: Dituro, Mallo, Aidoo, Murillo, Galan, Tapia, Solari, Suarez, Nolito, Galhardo, Aspas

14:10 GMT: Barcelona's confirmed line-up vs Celta

Ansu Fati returns to the starting eleven for Barcelona, alongside Memphis Depay in attack. Oscar Mingueza is selected at right back while both Nico and Gavi playing in midfield.

Barcelona's confirmed starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Nico, Gavi; Memphis, Ansu Fati.

Barcelona's predicted line-up

Ansu Fati, who made the difference in Kyiv, should be able to feature against Celta but Ousmane Demebele and Ronald Araujo, who both returned in midweek, will miss out.

Barcelona's predicted line-up: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Eric, Jordi Alba; Nico, Busquets, De Jong; Gavi, Memphis, Ansu Fati.

Celta Vigo's predicted line-up

Celta have been boosted by the returns of Jose Manuel Fontan and Kevin Vazquez, with the pair available for selection on Saturday.

Celta's predicted line-up: Matias Dituro; Hugo Mallo, Araujo, Aidoo, Javi Galan; Renato Tapia; Denis Suarez, Fran Beltran, Nolito; Thiago Galhardo, Aspas.

When does Celta Vigo vs Barcelona start?

This Saturday's LaLiga Santander clash between Celta Vigo and Barcelona kicks off at 15:15 GMT, the local time in the UK. For those living in the USA, you can tune in at 11:15 ET / 8:15 PT.

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