FC Barcelona went from worse to better in the match against Celta Vigo in the sixth matchday of LaLiga EA Sports, after coming back and winning 3-2 in the final minutes thanks to a crucial double by Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and a goal by Portuguese player Joao Cancelo in the 88th minute.
Until the 80th minute, Celta was causing a surprise in the match, but Robert Lewandowski responded for Barcelona with an assist from Joao Felix. Five minutes later, the Polish player scored the 2-2 goal with an assist from Joao Cancelo, who sealed the match three minutes after the equalizer.
The culé team received Celta at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc just days after officially announcing the contract extension of Xavi Hernández, and with high spirits after two big wins, one 5-0 against Betis and the other against Antwerp in the Champions League.
However, Barcelona couldn’t find the necessary motivation in the first half and part of the second half, after Celta took the lead thanks to a poor clearance by the Catalan team. Larsen was the one to cross the ball and score the 1-0 goal in the 36th minute.
Barcelona’s lack of ideas was evident until the second half, when Greek player Anastasios Douvikas scored the 2-0 goal in the 76th minute after a counterattack that caught the culé defense off guard.
However, the match reached its final stretch and in just eight minutes the Catalan team did what they couldn’t do for the rest of the game, securing themselves as the temporary leaders of LaLiga until the Sunday match between Real Madrid and Atlético in the capital derby.
Until this win by Barcelona, the temporary leader of LaLiga was the surprising Girona, who defeated Mallorca in a thrilling match that ended 5-3, accumulating 16 points, the same as Barcelona.