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Barcelona vs Celta Vigo

Competition – Copa del Rey

Stadium – Estadio Camp Nou

Date: 11th January 2018

Kick-off time – 20:30 GMT

This is arguably the biggest game in this round of the Copa del Rey as Celta Vigo are one the upset specialists when it comes to Cup competitions.

Barcelona comfortably named a weakened starting eleven in the first leg of this game and they still came away with a 1-1 draw.

They will most likely name their best team in this encounter as they look to retain the trophy they won last season.

Philippe Coutinho will not be able to make his first appearance in this game but his signing has shown that Barcelona are not afraid of competing financially with the continent’s best teams.

They are currently unbeaten in 27 games in all competitions and their 2-2 draw at home to this same opponent is the only time they have not won at home this season.

Celta are one of the teams to fear in Spain and their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid last time out shows that they can cause an upset on their day.

They are the third highest scoring side in La Liga this season behind only Valencia and Barcelona.

Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez have already scored 19 times between them this season and Pione Sisto is doing a great job in providing them with the assists.

They do not have the best league form and currently lie 15th in the league.

This competition may be the only route they have to play in Europe next season.

They have met Barca two times this season and both games have ended in draws.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña 17 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona 10 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 2-0 Sporting CP 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
D Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Celta Vigo

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Deportivo La Coruña 1-3 Celta Vigo 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Celta Vigo 0-1 Villarreal 17 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Valencia 2-1 Celta Vigo 9 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Celta Vigo 1-0 Eibar 28 Nov, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 2-2 Celta Vigo 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo 4 Mar, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Celta Vigo 4-3 Barcelona 2 Oct, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 6-1 Celta Vigo 14 Feb, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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