Messi’s 30th LaLiga goal of the season as the Argentine latches onto a fine assist from Busquets to drive the ball into the corner. A well deserved opener for the home side.
Regarding the other last day of the season fixtures involving the top three…. Barcelona are at Eibar, Real Madrid face Villarreal at home (just days before their Europa League final) with Atleti heading to Valladolid, who could also be a second tier side come 2030 this evening.
Messi, Pique, Griezmann and Alba are just one card away from being suspended. Barcelona’s final game of the season is away to Eibar who given the current series of results will be relegated tonight.
Celta with two banks of four and two strikers also on defensive duty as Messi picks up the ball in the box but Beltran clears the danger. The ball then falls to Griezmann and this time it’s Celta keeper Villar to the rescue.
Great run from Dembele as the French player streaks from his own half with the move just let down with a poor final shot which Villar gathers at the second time of asking. Messi almost gets in on goal after a delightful pass from Busquets. The Argentine just fails to control as Villlar gathers.
Celta need to win and hope the likes of Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Betis slip up to secure their outside chance of a European place. Last minute change for Celta as Aidoo picked up an injury in the warm up and he’s replaced by 22-year-old Dominguez.
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