Ansu Fati scored his third goal in two games as 10-man Barcelona claimed their first away win over Celta Vigo for six years.
Balaidos has been something of a bogey ground for the Catalans in recent times, but Ronald Koeman’s side controlled the majority of this match, even after they were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Clement Lenglet.
It took 17-year-old Ansu just 11 minutes to open the scoring, poking home an opportunistic finish from inside the box after being played through by Philippe Coutinho in the Galician wind and rain.
The dynamic of the contest shifted when Lenglet was shown a second yellow card for a flailing arm into the face of Denis Suarez, but Barca adapted their system and coped admirably with just 10 men.
Barcelona doubled their advantage in the second half when Lionel Messi’s shot was deflected into the back of the Celta Vigo net by the luckless Lucas Olaza who couldn’t get out of the way in time.
Sergi Roberto put the finishing touches on the same day Barca signed a new right back Sergino Dest, reminding Koeman of his ability with a powerful strike into the roof of the net after a Messi dribble and shot was saved.
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