Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo live score, updates, highlights from La Liga Tuesday match

Having already confirmed a UEFA Champions League place for next season, Barcelona look to finish the season strongly as they take on Celta Vigo in Tuesday La Liga action.

With only three matches remaining, Barcelona sit second in the Spanish league table, four points above third-place Sevilla and 11 points clear of fifth-place Real Betis, meaning a top-four Champions League spot is secure. Still, Barcelona fans will feel far better about the season with a second-place finish than a fourth-place one, especially considering how 2021/22 began. So, the stretch run is important for the Blaugrana.

The Catalan club is beset by injuries and suspensions, with a number of midfielders unavailable for this match. That could leave the door open for Celta Vigo, who have the chance to build a three-match unbeaten run against Barcelona.

These teams played to a thrilling 3-3 draw in this season’s reverse fixture back in September, with Celta Vigo erasing a 3-0 deficit, scoring the equalizer in the 96th minute. Celta also won against Barcelona last time at Camp Nou, a 2-1 victory that saw an 89th-minute winner.

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Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo live score

  1H 2H Final
Barcelona 0
Celta Vigo 0

Goals:
None

Commentary:

22nd min: The visitors continue to have all the attacking possession. A cross from Cervi is a dangerous one across the face of goal but evades his Celta Vigo teammates for a finish.

14th min: CHANCE, Celta Vigo! How has Aspas produced such a weak effort from such a great chance??? It’s a mind-boggling result from a clinical finisher with a brilliant opportunity! A dreadful giveaway from a Ronald Araujo mis-kick sees Aspas clean through, but Aspas is indecisive trying to beat ter Stegen one-on-one, and the Barcelona defender recovers to tackle and clear.

12th min: CHANCE, Celta Vigo! Iago Aspas very nearly had a lunging tap-in at the far post after ter Stegen couldn’t reach a cross, but the flag is up anyways to show it wouldn’t have counted anyways. The visitors are turning the screw early.

7th min: Barcelona with hardly a kick of the ball through the first 7 minutes. The hosts are used to playing a 4-3-3, but squad restrictions have forced Xavi to play Depay as a #10 in a 4-2-3-1. The lack of a third midfielder has allowed Celta Vigo to control the middle of the pitch.

Barcelona gets a pair of turnovers and tries to counter, but they both fizzle out at the top of the visiting penalty area.

4th min: Celta Vigo’s had some early joy down the left-hand flank against Dani Alves. The visitors get the game’s first corner, which is played short, and wasted.

1st min: The game is under way at the Camp Nou! Will we get another barnburner from these two sides?

7 mins to kick: The teams are out for a final warmup, and the match is close to getting under way! Barcelona has little to play for, and Celta Vigo is out of the running for a European place, but these teams still have a history of putting on a show.

77 mins to kick: Lineups are in. Memphis Depay gets the start in a very attacking Barcelona lineup, while Celta Vigo makes no changes from the win last time out, leaving last week substitute heroes on the bench again.

Full lineups below.

107 mins to kick: A cool look inside the Barcelona dressing room ahead of the match!

120 mins to kick (7:30 p.m. local): With Barcelona’s season essentially wrapped up, and a Champions League place secure, the squad has decided to enjoy training a little bit, with a fun knockout game!

Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo lineups

The hosts have significant issues in midfield to deal with. PedriSergi Roberto, and Nico Gonzalez are all out injured, and the ageless Sergio Busquets is suspended for yellow card accumulation. While fan-favorite Riqui Puig was an option in midfield, instead Memphis Depay drops into midfield in a very attacking lineup.

Along the back line there are problems as well. Gerard Pique remains sidelined with a muscle injury, as does American Sergino Dest, while goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen returns after missing out over the weekend with an illness.

Young Ansu Fati scored a critical goal off the bench against Real Betis last weekend, having returned from his lengthy injury absence to make two substitute appearances, and but he’s not yet ready for a starting role.

Barcelona starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen (GK) — Alves, R. Araujo, Garcia, Alba — Gavi, De Jong — Dembele, Depay, Torres — Aubameyang.

Barcelona subs (11): Neto (GK), Tenas (GK), Mingueza, Umtiti, Alvaro Sanz, Arnau Tenas, Jandro, Fati, Traore, Braithwaite, L. de Jong.

Celta Vigo is one of the healthiest teams in La Liga, with defender Hugo Mallo the only player on the sidelines with a patella fracture. Otherwise, the team is fully fit.

The biggest decision for manager Edouard Coudet was possibly upsetting the regular starting lineup for the likes of Renato Tapia or Nolito, who both made a significant impact off the bench in the 4-0 romp of Alaves last time out. The quick turnaround could be a factor, but upsetting the natural order comes with risks, and he has decided to make no changes.

Nolito, in fact, does not make the matchday squad at all, while Tapia is again on the bench.

Celta Vigo starting lineup (4-1-3-2): Dituro (GK) — Vazquez, N. Araujo, Aidoo, Galan — Beltran — Mendez, Suarez, Cervi — Aspas, Galhardo.

Celta Vigo subs (8): Blanco (GK), Carrillo, Tapia, Pineda, Fontan, Solari, Murilo, Veiga.

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How to watch Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date Tues, May 10 Tues, May 10 Tues, May 10 Wed, May 11
Time 20:30 BST 15:30 ET 15:30 ET 05:30 AEST
TV channel La Liga TV TSN1 beIN Sports 2
Streaming Amazon Prime ESPN+ TSN Direct beIN Connect

UK: The Barcelona-Celta match will be broadcast on La Liga TV, which is available to stream on Amazon Prime UK.

USA: The Tuesday match is available in the United States exclusively on the streaming service ESPN+, which carries all La Liga action.

Canada: In Canada the broadcast is available via TSN via TV and streaming platforms.

Australia: Fans in Australia can watch the match on beIN Sports.

Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo betting lines, picks & prediction

Odds via DraftKings (USA) & Sports Interaction (Canada)

Every club has a bogey team. Celta Vigo is just that for Barcelona.

Currently sitting 11th in the La Liga table, Celta Vigo has achieved a result in five of the last eight league matches against Barcelona. Often, they leave it late. In the last seven league games between these two clubs in which Celta Vigo found the back of the net, the underdogs were the last team to score in six of them, including the last two in which dramatic late strikes earned Celta Vigo points.

Late goals have also punctuated the Barcelona season of late, with three of their last five league matches seeing late strikes in the final 10 minutes plus stoppage time. As Barcelona grapple with injury, this is set up for another thriller, and Celta Vigo can come away with points.

Pick: Last team to score — Celta Vigo (+245 on DraftKings)

Prediction: Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo

  DraftKings Sports
Interaction
Barcelona Win -260 -257
Draw +425 +401
Celta Vigo Win +650 +560
Both teams
to score Y / N
-135 / +110 -154 / -102
Over / Under
3.5 goals
+130 / -150 +123 / -156
Barcelona -1.5 +110 +103
Celta Vigo +1.5 -125 -130