John Guidetti slips into the area into shocking acres of space.
A second change for the Celta as Giudetti enters for Aspas.11 min: The first touch of the match for Messi conspicuously quiet thus far comes early in the 11th minute and its a thudding right-footed shot that Sergio turns away with a lunging save.51 min: Another dreadful defensive giveaway by Barcelona, this one by Busquets, results in an Iago Aspas breakaway.2 min: An early chance for Celta as they fortuitously break the offside trap but Iago Aspas carrying into the left edge of the area crosses to nobody rather than having an attempt on goal.90 min: The fourth official signals for two minutes of stoppage time.It skids wide right, no problem for Ter Stegen.Thanks for following along with us and be sure to check back later for a full match report.Celta with a lightning-fast counter-attack keyed by Molito, who directs a long pass downfield to Aspas, who speeds past Alves and has nothing but green and Ter Stegen between him and the goal.Neymar pirouettes with the ball on the right edge of the era before passing to Messi, who passes to Iniesta, then back to Messi and through el cantante de la ruleta dela suerte canta mal to Neymar, whos hair-trigger shot is deflected out by a defender for another corner.
Messi attempts a through ball into the final third but its intercepted and booted back toward midfield.
At the edge of the area he chips Ter Stegen and Celta are two goals.
As we wait for the sides to emerge from the tunnel at Balaídos roughly a half hour from now, heres a look at Luis Enriques pre-match press conference from Tuesday.
Celta Vigo 4-1 Barcelona (Guidetti, 82 min).The rebound falls to Messi, but he cant put it on goal.(Meanwhile, Karim Benzema has just put Real Madrid ahead 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao.) 61 min: Nolito very nearly makes it 4-0 to Celta!46 min: And were underway in the second half as Barca kick off.So, is this relatively uninspiring opening to the season from Barcelona down to an inevitable staleness brought on by the transfer ban?Roberto, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar Subs: Masip, Douglas, Rakitic, Bartra, Munir, Adriano, Gumbau Welcome to todays meeting between Celta Vigo and Barcelona.Now a change for the hosts as Pablo Hernández comes on for Radoja.