FC Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: A Thrilling La Liga Showdown at Balaídos

Welcome to the Estadio de Balaídos, where the air is charged with anticipation for a colossal La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona. This historic venue, recently renovated, sets the stage for a riveting encounter. Barcelona, seeking redemption after a challenging match against Granada, faces a formidable Celta side fighting against relegation. The stakes are high, and this matchup promises to be a spectacle of skill, strategy, and football brilliance.

The Kickoff

The referee’s whistle echoes through Balaídos, marking the beginning of what promises to be an enthralling battle. As the teams take the field, the atmosphere is electric, with fans eagerly awaiting the unfolding drama.


FC Barcelona (4-3-3)

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsí, Cancelo; Pedri, Christensen, De Jong; Yamal, Lewandowski, Roque

Substitutes: Peña (GK), Kochen (GK), Iñigo, Fort, Romeu, Casadó, Gündogan, Fermín, Raphinha, Guiu

Celta Vigo (4-4-2)

Starting XI: Guaita; Mingueza, Starfelt, Domínguez, Ristic; Allende, Tapia, Beltrán, De La Torre; Aspas, Larsen

Substitutes: Villar (GK), Carrillo (GK), Núñez, Vázquez, Sánchez, Cervi, Jailson, Swedberg, Sotelo, Pérez, Douvikas, Rodríguez

Match Info

Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 25

Date/Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo, Spain

Referee: Juan Luis Pulido Santana

VAR: Valentín Pizarro Gómez

How to Watch


ESPN Deportes (USA)

Viaplay Sports 2 (UK)

SuperSport (Nigeria)

Sports18 (India)

Not Available (Spain, Canada), others



LaLigaTV (UK)

DAZN (Spain), others

Matchday Thread Rules

In the midst of the excitement, let’s uphold the spirit of fair play and camaraderie. A few reminders:

Swearing: Keep it classy, even if the referee’s decisions leave us scratching our heads.

Streaming: No illegal streaming links, please. Let’s enjoy the game through official channels.

Respect: This is a Barcelona community, so let’s respect and support each other.


As the teams vie for victory, join us in celebrating the beautiful game. Whether we emerge triumphant or face challenges, let’s revel in the joy of supporting our beloved Barcelona. Forever and ever, VISCA EL BARÇA! 


RC Celta de Vigo,
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