Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas on Barcelona point: We could've won

Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas on Barcelona point: We could've won

Not only because Real Madrid can regain the lead at the top of LaLiga Santander and go two points clear if they beat Espanyol in Cornella on Sunday night, but also because of the poor relationship between Setien and the Barcelona players.

Celta are 16th on 34 points, the draw taking them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Saul Niguez and Diego Costa scored second-half goals as third-placed Atletico Madrid defeated Alaves 2-1 for a fourth victory in a row. However, the striker really should have scored with the goal at his mercy.

If Real Madrid wins, it will have an important advantage in the championship race, as the Spanish league will conclude in week 38. "They're situations you have to accept and try and change and improve". We play teams, like Celta today, with very good players.

'The feelings are negative, we have dropped two points in the fight for LaLiga. "You're left with a feeling of frustration", he continued.

Against Celta, though, he looked like his usual sharp self, heading home the opener from a Messi free kick before making it 2-1 with a low strike from another assist from the Argentine attacker.

Suarez's return to form is undoubtedly timely but whether it will be enough to swing the title race back in Barca's favour is now debatable.

Quique Setien answered calls to start 20-year-old Riqui Puig and 17-year-old Ansu Fati, and the duo impressed, injecting energy and speed into Barca's attack. They took a lot of risks late on and got the goal that earned them a point.

However, sloppy play in midfield from Ivan Rakitic allowed Iago Aspas to put Okay Yokuslu away and the Turkey worldwide crossed for Fedor Smolov to level matters.

It can be recalled that as Aspas struck the ball with his left foot, Griezmann jumped and turned his back apparently resulting to the ball subsequently finding a way into the bottom corner of the net.

All is not lost, of course.

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