Barcelona noticed their hopes of profitable La Liga extinguished as they had been overwhelmed 2-1 at residence by Celta Vigo on Sunday.
FC Barcelona had been dominant within the first half and deservedly took the lead by means of Lionel Messi after 27 minutes in what might be the Argentine’s last recreation on the Camp Nou given his unresolved contractual state of affairs.
Messi expertly headed Sergio Busquet’s exact cross previous Ivan Villar to make it 30 league targets for the season on 27 minutes.
“We hope that gained’t be his final recreation right here on the Camp Nou, but it surely’s a choice he must make,” defender Jordi Alba stated.
“We had been actually good within the first half, they didn’t actually create a lot and took their one likelihood after they bought it.
“We had the sport below management however within the second half simply misplaced our heads a bit. They play actually good soccer, they made it troublesome for us and their second purpose is unfortunate for us.”
Certainly, Celta equalised towards the run of play 11 minutes later as Santi Mina fired in from the sting of the field following a pacey counter-attack to stun the hosts.
Defender Ronald Araujo went shut with a header after the restart as Barca tried in useless to retake the lead.
Nevertheless, they discovered themselves up towards it when Clement Lenglet was dismissed with six minutes to play and finally paid the worth for the Frenchman’s rash determination making.
With only one minute of regular time left, Mina netted his second of the sport to sentence the Catalans to at finest a third-placed end in Ronald Koeman’s first season in cost.
FC Barcelona are third on 76 factors, 4 behind Actual Madrid in second with one recreation remaining and two forward of Sevilla in fourth.