CEV Vs BAR Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Barcelona’s first test this season awaits them today when they go visiting Celta Vigo at their bastion.
This is a stadium where Barcelona have gone white as a sheet. Failing to win their last five encounters at Celta Vigo’s fortress, Barcelona know they have a tough nut to crack in their second encounter of the new season.
Also, with Celta Vigo having had a solid start to the season, this can easily slip into a defeat for Barcelona. Undefeated in three encounters, Celta Vigo are currently on their longest unbeaten spin in the league, one the side will be looking to keep intact at a stadium where its lost only twice in its last 13 appearances.
However, the home side know things won’t be as easy as that for them today. They are up against a Barcelona which came out hammer and tongs in its season opener. Playing under Koeman for the first time in La Liga, Barcelona wiped the floor with Villareal, a pulsating four goal triumph which holds them in solid stead ahead of the day’s matchup.
This is going to be an extremely closely contested affair. The finest of margins will determine the winner, a clash where Celta Vigo’s defence will look to keep Barcelona’s attack at bay.
And while they’ll do a good job at it, they’ll fail to stave off Barcelona across the full affair to see the visiting team pull off the three points.
Probable Playing 11
- Sergio, Ruben and Davis will make up the trio set to be out of action with injuries for Celta Vigo.
Villar, Aidoo, Murillo, Araujo, Vazquez, Tapia, Yokuslu, Olaza, Mendez, Mina, Aspas
Neto, Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Griezmann, Coutinho, Fati, Messi
La Liga 2020-21
Match: Celta Vigo Vs Barcelona
Date And Time: 2nd October, Friday- 1:00am IST
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo
- Aspas: 3 Goals
- Fati: Two Goals
Barcelona Vs Villareal: 4-0
Real Valladolid Vs Celta Vigo: 1-1
CEV Vs BAR Fantasy Picks
Celta Vigo’s Ivan Villar will be our pick in the goal-keeping ambit. The side’s shot stopper has not only held fort for the club between the sticks but massively bolstered their backline with him letting in a measly two goals in three encounters.
Although Barcelona’s defence isn’t the most dependable in the league, the side’s backline did manage to keep things solid at the back against Villareal. With a cleansheet on the day and with Celta Vigo only scoring thrice till now, Barcelona could pull off a shut down for themselves.
It sees us opt for a three man backline from the side, one made up of Jordi Alba who has the one assist to his name with Gerard Pique and Sergio Roberto partnering up with him.
Ansu Fati showed why it was so wrong to leave him out in the cold last season. One of the most excite g prospects in the league last season, he torched his way to two goals against Villarreal, ones which make him an instant selection for us today.
Philippe Coutinho assisted the one goal upon his return to the club to see him join up along with Frenkie de Jong.
Celta Vigo on the other hand see us rope in their midfield partnership for the clash. In CDMs Renato Tapia and Okay Yokuslu, the side has two staunch names in the middle of its formations, players whose aerial duels and recoveries have resulted in the side’s tenacity till now.
With a goal and assist inside his first encounter of the season, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi will as usual be a must have pick when the side is in play. Celta Vigo on the other hand are represented by Iago Aspas, a player who with three goals in three matches has ended up doing all of the scoring for the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
A goal and assist against Villareal see Messi captain our side while Alba is the vice-captain.
Villar, Alba, Pique, Roberto, Fati, Coutinho, Tapia, Dong, Yokuslu, Aspas, Messi
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