- Barcelona’s La Liga title suffered a jolt on Saturday night as they had to settle for a draw against Celta Vigo.
Barca, meanwhile, move top of the table by a point, but will find themselves two behind rivals Real Madrid if Los Blancos beat struggling Espanyol away from home on Sunday.
Barcelona held to draw by Celta Vigo 2-2
Luis Suarez scored the opening goal for Barca, but his team saw their La Liga title hopes hit by a late Iago Aspas free-kick in an entertaining 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo.
The Uruguayan headed the opener after 20 minutes at the far post following a well-worked free-kick as Lionel Messi curled a ball into his path with Celta expecting a shot.
Real Madrid’s chance to gain two point lead
Real Madrid have been boosted ahead of their clash with Espanyol on Sunday after rivals Barcelona dropped more points in the LaLiga title race.
Playing before their closest challengers again on Saturday as momentum continues to shift quickly back and forth during a packed post-Covid-19 end-of-season schedule, Barca thought they had earned a valuable three points at Celta Vigo thanks to a Luis Suarez brace, only for Iago Aspas to strike with a late free-kick at Balaidos.
That frustrating draw was enough to take Quique Setien’s side back to the LaLiga summit, but it means Real Madrid can open up a two-point gap if they overcome Espanyol at RCDE Stadium