Tactical analysis Barcelona - Celta de Vigo 2-0 La Liga

FC Barcelona – Celta de Vigo: The Messi – Alba duo bring lethargic Barcelona the win over an underdeveloped Celta (2-0)

Celta’s failure to properly defend the Leo Messi – Jordi Alba connection allowed Barcelona to score twice in the first half and achieve a straightforward victory. Barcelona’s inconsistent pressing, combined with the substitutions of Beltrán and Lobotka, allowed Celta to improve during the second half.

Tactical analysis and match report by José Perez.

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Jose Perez (27) writes and talks about anything football-related: players, tactics, advanced statistics and analytics, the relationship between football and society. Whenever he is not working on high-power lasers, his main focus is La Liga but he tries to keep up with all big five European leagues and Champions / Europa League. Outside of Between the Posts, you can find him arguing with people and reviewing matches on Twitter or answering questions on Quora. [ View all posts ]

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