Barcelona staged a remarkable comeback from a 2-0 deficit to secure a thrilling 3-2 victory against Celta Vigo in an enthralling LaLiga clash at the Estadi Olimpic.
With just fifteen minutes remaining, Xavi Hernandes’s squad found themselves trailing 2-0, as Celta Vigo displayed outstanding form. The visitors were causing numerous headaches for the home team with their potent counterattacks, often creating more significant scoring opportunities.
Iago Aspas had already forced a remarkable save from Ter Stegen when, not entirely against the run of play, Celta Vigo took the lead in the 19th minute.
Jorgen Strand Larsen skillfully evaded the offside trap and placed his shot with precision, leaving Ter Stegen with no chance. It marked the first goal conceded by Barcelona at the Estadi Olimpic this Liga season.
Celta Vigo had a golden opportunity to double their lead when the same sequence of play generated three clear-cut chances in quick succession. The first two were brilliantly blocked, and De la Torre’s wayward attempt sailed over the crossbar.
Andreas Christensen and Oriol Romeu made crucial tackles to keep Barcelona in the game, but with just fifteen minutes left on the clock, nobody could prevent Tasos Douvikas from making it 2-0 in favor of the visitors.
Then, everything changed. Buoyed by a crowd of 43,272, Barcelona scored three goals in seven electrifying minutes to completely turn the tide of the match.
The turnaround began when Robert Lewandowski, who had been relatively quiet until then, pounced on a high ball launched forward by Joao Felix.
The Polish striker’s audacious outstretched foot met the ball in mid-air, sending it crashing into the net off the crossbar, sparking a sudden glimmer of hope.
Moments later, Lewandowski struck again, capitalizing on a clever pass delivered from the byline by Raphinha. His composed finish drew Barcelona level in spectacular fashion.
Gavi then set up João Cancelo, who scored his first goal for the club at a pivotal moment, sealing the thrilling 3-2 victory for Barcelona.