Barcelona players confronted Quique Setien over Antoine Griezmann after Celta Vigo draw

Late Aspas free-kick deals Barcelona huge title blow

Real Madrid handed La Liga boost as Barcelona suffer devastating title blow against Celta Vigo

On the other hand, Celta Vigo aim to keep their unbeaten run at the last three rounds, during which they gained 7 points from a draw against Real Valladolid as well as two wins over Deportivo Alaves and Real Sociedad.

Celta may have gone into the game 16th in the table but they represented a clear and present danger to Barca's hopes of retaining their title.

Currently, Barcelona have a goal difference of 39 while Real Madrid sit on 38.

If Real Madrid wins, it will have an important advantage in the championship race, as the Spanish league will conclude in week 38. "But we now have to rely on Madrid to drop points".

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But when asked why Barcelona had failed to win a second consecutive game on the road, Suarez said: 'I think that's why coaches are there, to analyse those situations.

'We're there to do our best on the pitch.

The Uruguayan is renowned for his slow starts to a season so it was no surprise that he looked so off the pace in his first few appearances after a six-month injury lay-off.

Just after Celta made it 1-1, Barcelona claimed a penalty on Leo Messi in an incident which saw Jacobo collide with him after the Argentine shot. For example, it's incredible that Gerard Pique's (first-half header off the bar) didn't go in.

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Barca were energised by the inclusion of youngsters Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig - just reward for the pair's game-changing efforts against Athletic Club in midweek - and deservedly took the lead 20 minutes in. They took a lot of risks late on and got the goal that earned them a point.

It can be recalled that as Aspas struck the ball with his left foot, Griezmann jumped and turned his back apparently resulting to the ball subsequently finding a way into the bottom corner of the net.

Suarez put Barcelona ahead again on 67 minutes after another assist by Messi but Aspas pulled off the late equaliser with his free kick that left Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen flat-footed.

All is not lost, of course.

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