Barcelona wastes a 3-goal lead in draw at Celta Vigo (2:07)Barcelona"s 3-0 halftime lead evaporates in the second half as Iago Aspas" stoppage-time equalizer earns a point for Celta Vigo. (2:07)

Barcelona kicked off the Xavi era by blowing a three-goal lead lớn draw 3-3 at Celta Vigo in LaLiga on Saturday.

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The former Barca midfielder was announced as the club"s new manager early on Saturday, though he was not in dug-out at Balaidos lớn watch his new side earn a first league win in four.

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In a game of two halves, the visitors raced into a 3-0 lead inside 34 minutes, but were unable lớn hang on in the second half and fell khổng lồ a draw as Iago Aspas scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Barca, led for third successive match by caretaker quái thú Sergi Barjuan following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, have often struggled on trips to Vigo but were ahead after five minutes through Ansu Fati.

The club"s new No. 10 continued his impressive khung with another fine goal as he cut it back from the byline và bent an effort around Celta defender Hugo Mallo & into the corner of the net.

It was 2-0 on 18 minutes as Sergio Busquets -- who alongside his new manager was part of one of the all-time great midfield lineups for Barcelona và Spain -- passed the ball into the bottom of the net from the just outside the box.

Memphis Depay added superb a third on 34 minutes as Barca cut the hosts xuất hiện before Jordi Alba"s cross was headed home by the Netherlands international to lớn finish off a fantastic team move.

Barca ended the half with a negative as Fati was replaced during the interval by Alejandro Balde.

Iago Aspas celebrates with his teammates after scoring Celta Vigo"s late equaliser.MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty ImagesCelta started the second half in much better form & got their reward on 52 minutes through Aspas following a mistake from goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who spilled Javier Galan"s cross. Ronald Araujo tried khổng lồ clear but his kick only went as far as Aspas, who fired it straight down the middle.

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The hosts then had the ball in the back of the net on 69 minutes, but it was ruled out for handball.

However, they did reduce the arrears seven minutes later through Nolito lớn set up a tense finish. The former Manchester đô thị forward got in front of Clement Lenglet to head home Franco Cervi"s cross.

And Celta got the equaliser at the death as Aspas expertly curled Galan"s cross round Araujo and into the net.

Sergi suggested losing three players lớn injury affected his side rhythm in the match. He said: "When you have lớn make three changes because of injuries, it disrupts the whole system. It"s not an excuse but it"s true it influences the final performance.

"In the second half, we weren"t capable of getting forward và the players didn"t know where khổng lồ situate themselves against the pressure. We have to lớn focus on what we did in the first half, when we were brave in attack with a very high defensive line và Celta didn"t find any space. Ad for the second half, we have lớn learn & look for solutions.

Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong was unhappy with the amount of added time.

"The referee added five minutes and I think that was too much already,"he said. "When we are losing, they always địa chỉ cửa hàng two or three. Và then he added an extra minute for a throw-in. I have never seen that before."

Barca"s next match is a Catalan derby on Nov. 20, which will be Xavi"s first official match in charge và De Jong said the players are looking forward to working with the new manager.

"People are excited with Xavi"s arrival and we"re going to lớn work hard," De Jong added.