Celta de Vigo and Barcelona meet at the Balaídos Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 matches. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 02-10-2016, for the First Division, which ended with the victory of Celta de Vigo by (4-3). P. Sisto (22 ‘), Iago Aspas (31’), J. Mathieu (33 ‘Autogolo) and P. Hernández (77’) scored the goals of the match, for Celta de Vigo, and Piqué (58 ‘e 87 ‘) and Neymar (64′), for Barcelona.
Celta de Vigo:
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Eibar, after a home victory by (1-0) and a win by (1-2) away in the tie previous. The team comes to this match after a win away with Deportivo La Coruña by (1-3). In the last 10 home matches Celta de Vigo has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has decreased scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 11 of their 27 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Celta de Vigo arrive to this day motivated, after a victory as visitor, by 1-3, in the visit to Deportivo: Wass and Iago Aspas marked the goals of the triumph. The greatest valence of the locals resides in the capacity that demonstrates in driving their offensive plays through the rapid transitions. To note that from a defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the sides. The Spanish Iago Aspas is the player responsible for making sense of the opponent’s defensive, being that its highest quality is the ability to take advantage of spaces. The local coach must have all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Real Murcia, with a victory by (5-0) at home and a victory by (0-3) away in the previous round. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they beat Real Madrid by (0-3). In the last 10 away matches Barcelona has 6 wins and 4 draws. The defense has been strong and has suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 29 of the last 33 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
The Barcelona comes to this game motivated, after a win as a visitor, by 0-3, in the visit to Real Madrid: Suárez, Messi and Aleix Vidal scored the goals of the victory. The visiting team is one of the most feared in the world, being that on the attack front has players of excellent quality: Iniesta, Suarez and Messi. It is possible that in the midfield Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic and Paulinho are the players selected by the Blaugrana coach. To point out that one of the gaps in this super team is the aerial game. Everything indicates that the foreign technician should not be able to count on Paco Alcácer and Umtiti, injured.
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