Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona: La Liga Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Borja Oubiña headed home late on to salvage a point for relegation threatened Celta Vigo against Barcelona.
Up against a much-changed Barca side, it was the home team that took the lead.—Natxo Insa prodding past Jose Pinto, who used to play for Celta.
Cristian Tello soon leveled things up though, collecting Lionel Messi's through ball to expertly curly home just before the break.
And it was the same combination that put Barca ahead in the second half. Tello the provider this time as Messi scored against his 19th consecutive different La Liga side.
But there was a final twist, with the three points looking set for Catalunya, Oubina was on hand to give Celta a massive morale boost in their battle at the bottom.
La Liga: Balaidos, Vigo (Spain)
Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona (Naxto Insa, Oubina - Tello, Messi) (2nd half)
Celta Vigo: Varas; Jonny, Demidov, Cabral, Lago; Pranjic (De Lucas), Oubiña; Natxo Insa (Medinda), Augusto, Orellana; Park (Bermejo)
Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Montoya; Song, Thiago (Iniesta), Fàbregas (Busquets); Alexis (Villa), Messi; Tello
Real Madrid, not that it will matter too much in the scheme of things, now have the chance to cut Barca's lead at the top.
As for Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona, we're done here. Thanks for join us.
Celta went into this game without their star player & in 19th but they hold Barca to a draw. It will feel like a win in Vigo today.— Kay Murray (@KayLMurray) March 30, 2013
FINAL: Celta de Vigo 2 - 2 FC Barcelona. Not the best game for Barca, but give credit to Celta. Good game to watch. Messi makes history!— Xoel Cárdenas (@XoelCardenas) March 30, 2013
Barca move 14 points clear of Real Madrid who are due to kick off against Real Zaragoza in 10 minutes.
And there goes the full time whistle! A great point for Celta and a point which moves them, at least temporarily, above Mallorca but still in the bottom three.
90 - We're into three minutes of added time, the draw looks extremely likely now.
89 - Celta have equalized! Oubina heads home, relatively unmarked at the far post - the delivery was wonderful.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DE CELTA!
85 - That final change means we wont get to see Eric Abidal or Gerard Deulofeu today, but Cules will be happy to see them both on the bench nevertheless.
84 - Barcelona make their final change - Sergio Busquets replaces Fabregas. Looks suspiciously like Barca saying "We'll take what we've got."
81- Celta replace goalscorer Insa with Madinda.
80 - Celta Vigo huffing and puffing but have offered very few threats since going behind.
73 - Messi to Tello to Messi. Goal! Those two seem to have a great relationship.
Tello again got to the byline and pulled it back to give Messi the easiest of finished. He has now scored against all 19 La Liga sides in consecutive matches - what a stat!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOL DE MESSI!
71- Great defending from Robert Lago! Tello's pace gets him to the by-line and he delivers what looks to be a sitter for David Villa but Lago slides in from nowhere to save the day.
69 - Celta make their second change too. Former Chelsea man Enrique De Lucas replaces Pranjic.
68 - David Villa is on! El Guaje replaces Alexis Sanchez.
67 - Nothing comes of the corner.
66 - Alves pokes a ball though to Messi, the Argentinian's shot is high and wide but there was a deflection in there; Barca have a corner...
65 - Here we go. Andres Iniesta is introduced in place of Thiago Alcantara.
64 - Wonderful pass from Tello! The youngster plays a delightful ball with the outside of his boot to Alexis Sanchez, who's touch lets him down.
The referee deems that poor touch was with his hand though, and books the Chilean.
61 - Celta move first - it's Mario Bermejo time! The veteran forward replaces Park.
59 - Tricky footwork from Tello can't quite create a chance but does lead to a corner.
Cesc Fabregas takes it but it comes to nothing.
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