Celta De Vigo – Barcelona: Barca End Celta Hoodoo To Bag Another Win (0-3)
After a convincing start to their new domestic campaign, Barcelona found Celta Vigo's 5-3-2 block a tough outfit to crack. But despite several setbacks, the visitors managed to rack up the goals and seal a second win under their new manager.
Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
Celta Vigo have made a steady start to the domestic campaign. Lying eighth in the table, the home team currently sit on five points from their three league games this season. They now looked to extend their unbeaten run of form by getting a result in their trickiest fixture so far.
All eyes had been on Barcelona last week as Ronald Koeman made his debut in the dugout. Against the backdrop of a summer of crisis, his team delivered a 4-0 victory against Villarreal. But another win was imperative as the Catalans try to continue on a path of progress under their new manager.
Óscar García switched systems for this matchup, changing from a 4-2-3-1 shape to a 5-3-2 formation to frustrate Barcelona. As such, the manager made two further changes to their last side that faced Real Valladolid, bringing in José Fontán at right wing-back and Gabriel Veiga into the midfield.
Koeman set up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation, retaining the double pivot Two central midfielders next to each other. system he used against Villarreal. He also decided to name the same starting eleven from that game, as Neto continued to fill in for Marc-André ter Stegen . . .