He coined the term and continues to embody it better than any other club. This Saturday, FC Barcelona has again signed a "remontada" of which it has the secret, on the occasion of the 6th day of La Liga. Led by two goals by Celta Vigo until the 81st, the Blaugranas scored three times in the space of eight minutes and snatched an unexpected success, to the delight of the Camp Nou crowd.
👏Led 2-0 in the 80th minute, Barça won after a surreal comeback and provisionally took the lead in La Liga! #BarçaCelta pic.twitter.com/Umas40qO4M
— FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_fra) September 23, 2023
For almost the entire match, Xavi's players had all the trouble in the world to find the key against the low block of Celta, author of the biggest chances in the first half and logically rewarded by a goal from Jörgen Strand Larsen (0-1, 17th). The second half was of the same ilk: uninspired, Barça conceded the goal of the break, on a lightning counter well led by Iago Aspas, decisive passer for Anastasios Douvikas (0-2, 76th).
Cancelo as a hero
But the Barcelonans, although hitherto amorphous, went wild in the last quarter of an hour, in the wake of Robert Lewandowski. The Pole scored the goal of hope, a clever dive from the right helped by the bar (2-1, 81st), then that of the equalization of a recovery on a center back of Joao Cancelo (2-2, 85th). A few seconds later, the Portuguese full-back finally became the hero of the day, popping up from six meters on a magnificent serve from Gavi (3-2, 89th).
Passed very close to a big counter-performance, Barça will finally go to bed leader of La Liga. Pending Real Madrid's result on Sunday, against Atlético, the Catalan club is at the top of the table with 16 points, tied with Girona.