Ansu Fati had given Ronald Koeman’s side the early lead – his 11th goal for Barcelona with just 16 shots on goal – but the visitors had central defender Clement Lenglet sent-off three minutes before the break.
There was some fortune in how it ended up in the back of the net, but there was nothing lucky about that incredible dribbling 🙌
Brilliant from Lionel Messi to double Barca’s lead 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/FBibGfL1iE
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) October 1, 2020
It was the most difficult period of the game for the Blaugrana, who had Gerard Pique’s red card minutes earlier overturned by VAR due to an offside in the build-up.
However, the Catalan side bossed the second half of the game – Celta’s Lucas Olaza inadvertently put the ball into his own net seven minutes after the break, before Lionel Messi’s effort was disallowed for a marginal offside call.
Sergi Roberto wrapped up the scoring late in injury time to record Barcelona’s first victory in Vigo in their last seven visits.