La Liga: Iago Aspas strikes late to blunt Barcelona’s title bid

La Liga: Iago Aspas strikes late to blunt Barcelona’s title bid

The draw put Barca again on high of the desk on 69 factors after 32 video games however Actual Madrid, on 68, can go two factors clear on the summit in the event that they beat Espanyol away from residence on Sunday.

Barcelona were held at 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. (AP Photo)

Barcelona have been held at 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. (AP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spain striker Iago Aspas dealt a contemporary blow to Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes on Saturday
  • Aspas struck a late free kick to grab a 2-2 draw at residence to the Catalans on Saturday
  • The draw put Barca again on high of the desk on 69 factors after 32 video games

Spain striker Iago Aspas dealt a contemporary blow to Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes by putting a late free kick to grab a 2-2 draw at residence to the Catalans on Saturday as Quique Setien’s aspect twice threw away the lead in an exciting match.

The draw put Barca again on high of the desk on 69 factors after 32 video games however Actual Madrid, on 68, can go two factors clear on the summit in the event that they beat Espanyol away from residence on Sunday.

Luis Suarez headed Barca in entrance within the 20th minute because of a chunk of ingenuity from Lionel Messi, who seemed sure to fireside at purpose from a free kick however as a substitute lofted the ball in the direction of his Uruguayan strike associate.

Russia striker Fedor Smolov equalised for Celta early within the second half, knocking in a move from Okay Yokuslu to finish a fast counterattack after Barca’s Ivan Rakitic had given the ball away.

However Suarez restored Barca’s lead within the 67th minute after combining once more with Messi, swivelling to fireside into the underside nook.

The second purpose seemed to have averted a second consecutive away draw for Barca after final week’s goalless stalemate at Sevilla however Aspas received a late free kick after falling over the outstretched legs of Gerard Pique.

Celta’s talismanic striker made the late alternative rely by sending a low drive across the wall and into the close to backside nook, flummoxing Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Celta ought to have received the sport in added time when Nolito arrived on the far publish with the purpose gaping, however as a substitute of tapping into the web his shot went straight at Ter Stegen.

Celta are 16th on 34 factors, the draw taking them eight factors away from the relegation zone.

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