Barcelona's hopes of winning LaLiga for a third successive season suffered a blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo – handing Real Madrid a huge boost in the title race.
Luis Suarez scored a brace – both of his goals assisted by Lionel Messi – as Barca twice held the lead on the road on Saturday.
🎢 A rollercoaster game at Balaidos as it ends all square between @RCCeltaEN and @FCBarcelona! 🤝#CeltaBarça 2-2 pic.twitter.com/nNIb71JfLe— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) June 27, 2020
However, after Fedor Smolov had equalised earlier in the second half, Iago Aspas curled in an 88th-minute free-kick to bring Celta level again in a see-saw contest in Galicia.
The hosts missed a golden opportunity to snatch victory in the closing minutes too, Nolito shooting straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen after being set up Denis Suarez.
5 - Barcelona have lost five points the last five minutes in @LaLigaEN games, more than any other team in the competition this season (level with Valencia). Slide#Celtabarcelona pic.twitter.com/YnYz0QGXU5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) June 27, 2020
While the result is good enough to move Barca a point clear at the summit, Madrid – who hold the head-to-head edge over their rivals – can retake top spot so long as they avoid defeat at Espanyol on Sunday.