Maxi Gomez’s equaliser secured Celta Vigo a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou, with Barcelona dropping points at home for the first time in a year.
Barcelona dropped points at home in LaLiga for the first time since December 2016 on Saturday, as Celta Vigo left Camp Nou with a battling 2-2 draw thanks to Maxi Gomez’s equaliser.
Ernesto Valverde’s men looked good value for all three points when Luis Suarez put them 2-1 up just after the hour mark, but Gomez struck soon after to ensure Barca drew a second successive league match following the 1-1 stalemate with Valencia last time out.
Iago Aspas gave Celta the lead, punishing Barca’s slow start by rounding off an electric counter-attack with an easy finish, but that only seemed to jolt the home side into life.
Lionel Messi restored parity soon after with a clever finish, before then also hitting the post as Barca took charge.
Barca had to wait to take full advantage of their superiority again, but they did eventually go ahead just after the hour mark, with Suarez rounding off a fine move to become one of the 10 leading scorers in the club’s history.
Gomez drew Celta level, though, and ultimately secured the visitors a point despite the home side’s late pressure, giving the chasing pack hope of gaining on Barca at the top of the table this weekend.