Impressive performances from Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati helped Barcelona overcome an early red card to defender Clement Lenglet and win 3-Zero at Celta Vigo on Thursday to make it two wins out of two within the new La Liga season.
Teenager Fati confirmed tempo and anticipation to nip in between two Celta defenders and fire Barca forward within the 11th minute, selecting up where he left off together with his two early targets in Sunday’s 4-Zero win over Villarreal.
Barca’s lead seemed to be below menace when Lenglet obtained a second reserving on the finish of the primary half for hanging former Barca player Denis Suarez within the face, sparking livid protests from Messi and Gerard Pique.
But Barca rapidly doubled their benefit shortly after the interval, as Messi tore by Celta’s defence and fired a low shot which took a heavy deflection off Lucas Olaza and squirmed previous keeper Ivan Villar for an personal aim.
The Catalans, who had failed to win their last 5 league games at Celta’s Balaidos, maintained management even with 10 males, just one time watching in peril of conceding.
Nolito skipped into the world however his shot was saved by Barca stand-in keeper Neto, Celta’s Miguel Baeza pounced on the rebound however Sergi Roberto threw his body in the technique and deflected the goal-bound shot on to the crossbar.
Messi nearly obtained a aim himself with one other bursting run into the world however his shot was saved by Villar, leaving Sergi Roberto to lash excessive into the web deep in added time for the third aim.
Sergi Roberto praised Barca’s combating spirit and stated that they had discovered to battle after their humiliating 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League.
“It was very important we continued to play with positivity when we had one player less,” he stated.
“We defended as a team, everyone did their job and we played with a lot of desire, and showed we really want to achieve great things this season.
“We realised after the result against Bayern that we had to change things, we were fighting right up until the last minute today.”