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Barcelona edge Celta Vigo 3-2 in La Liga clash

Reigning Spanish champions, Barcelona stunned Celta Vigo 3-2 with a brace from Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski and former Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo’s game-winning goal, propelling the Catalans to the top of La Liga.

After Jorgen Strand Larsen and Anastasios Douvikas scored for the visitors, who looked poised to shock the champs, the Catalans entered the last 10 minutes two goals down.

Lewandowski, a seasoned striker, scored twice in the space of five minutes to draw Barcelona even, and Cancelo dashed into the box to score decisively in the 89th minute.

Wily Rafa Benitez, the coach of Celta, lined up defensively as usual, in contrast to the recent visitors from Barcelona, Real Betis and Royal Antwerp, whose attacking zeal made them easy prey.

The previous two games in which Barcelona scored 10 goals were among their best performances under coach Xavi.

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor