Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona, on Saturday evening, etched their names firmly into the history books in Catalunya’s capital.
Barca, for those not aware, marked their return to action a short time ago..
Fresh off back-to-back 5-0 victories, Xavi and co. welcomed Celta Vigo to the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, eyeing a 6th successive triumph across all competitions.
And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the Blaugrana went on to manage.
With 80 minutes on the clock, the evening’s hosts looked dead and buried, trailing Celta by two goals to nil owing to strikes on the part of Jorgen Strand Larsen and Anastasios Douvikas.
Barca, though, were in fact far from finished...
After Robert Lewandowski inspired hope of an unlikely comeback, the Pole bagged a 2nd in quick succession, to drag the La Liga champions back on level terms.
And it was Joao Cancelo who, from here, proved himself the unlikely hero, getting on the end of Gavi’s pinpoint delivery to direct a wonderful first-time finish into the corner of the Celta net:
And, as alluded to above, in the process, Xavi’s side made history.
As revealed by Spanish football statistician Mister Chip, Barcelona, on Saturday, ‘won a match in which they reached the 80th minute losing by 2 goals for the FIRST TIME in the ENTIRE history of La Liga’.