Barcelona’s 100 percent start to La Liga deteriorate was brought to a overwhelming finish as Celta Vigo thrashed a European champions 4-1 on Wednesday.
Real Madrid took advantage of Barca’s better to pierce a indicate transparent of a Catalans during a tip of a list interjection to Karim Benzema’s double in a 2-1 win during Athletic Bilbao.
Celta lay second, behind Madrid usually on idea difference, after comprehensively inflicting Barca’s initial joining better given February.
Barcelona trip to fifth as Villarreal’s 1-0 win during Malaga also gives them a share of a lead in third.
Former Barca brazen Nolito put Celta in front before Liverpool reject Iago Aspas struck twice on a counter-attack.
Neymar pulled a idea behind for Barca, though Celta righteously had a final word as John Guidetti dull off a famous win with a Galicians’ fourth 9 mins from time.
It is a third time Barca have conceded 4 goals in usually 9 games this deteriorate carrying been thrashed 4-0 by Athletic Bilbao in a Spanish Super Cup and beaten Sevilla 5-4 in a UEFA Super Cup.
“We can usually honour Celta,” pronounced manager Luis Enrique, who left Vigo to take over during a Camp Nou final year.
“They played a really finish game, combined chances and won all a one-on-one situations. The turn of their football and efficacy in front of idea was really good.”
Celta took a lead on 25 mins when Nolito found space inside a area and twisted a round ideally high into a distant corner.
Things got worse for Barca usually 4 mins after when an blunder from Gerard Pique authorised Nolito to play in Aspas, who remained ease before expertly writing a round over a infirm Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The hosts had to withstand a brief Barca assault during a start of a second-half as Lionel Messi struck a post from Andres Iniesta’s cut-back.
Pique afterwards headed usually over and Messi saw another absolute bid incited behind by Sergio Alvarez.
Yet, from a ensuing corner, Celta’s lightning speed and correctness shone by as Aspas bending a round over Dani Alves and sprinted half a length of a margin before slotting home his second of a night.
Neymar finally got Barca on a scoresheet as he tranquil a illusory pass from Messi before outstanding a round home.
Yet, Celta indispensable usually dual mins to revive their three-goal lead when former Celtic and Manchester City striker Guidetti took advantage of some-more tardy Barca imprinting to glow home his initial idea in Spanish football.
In Bilbao, Madrid were means a lead on 19 mins when Benzema pounced on an under-hit back-pass from Mikel San Jose to net for a fifth uninterrupted game.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s wait to transcend Raul as Real’s top-scorer continued as his best bid of a night was beaten divided by Gorka Iraizoz moments later.
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Athletic grew into a diversion as a half wore on and usually a excellent save from Keylor Navas prevented Aritz Aduriz bringing a Basques turn before a break.
There was zero Navas could do to forestall surrender his initial idea of a deteriorate mid by a second duration when Sabin Merino dull off a excellent group pierce with a diving header during a behind post to equalise.
But Athletic were usually turn for 3 mins as they afforded approach too most room to Isco on a right as his low cranky was swept home by Benzema.
“We showed dual sides to a game,” pronounced Madrid trainer Rafael Benitez.
“In a first-half with a lot of possession we had 4 or 5 chances when we could have finished a diversion and afterwards in a second-half we had to uncover impression and work hard.”
Elsewhere, Sevilla’s calamity start to a debate continued as they sojourn secure to a bottom of a list after a 2-0 better to promoted Las Palmas, who distinguished their initial tip moody feat in 13 years.