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Celta have never won at the Camp Nou / PHOTO: LFP / CELTA

Celta Vigo are coming to the Camp Nou on the back of what has been a solid season so far. They’re comfortably poised in sixth place, six points behind leaders FC Barcelona, which would mean Europa League football next season if they can hold on to that position. And they owe much of that success to their away form. They have yet to lose a game on the road. And not one of the other 19 teams in the first division can say that.

Draws at the Calderón and San Mamés

Their first away trip took them to newly promoted Córdoba and ended 1-1, and then they gained a prestigious point from a 2-2 draw at the home of the defending champions Atlético Madrid (2-2). Their next destination was Elche, where a last minute goal from former Barcelona man Nolito grabbed a 1-0 win, and their unbeaten away form continued a fortnight later with a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

One win in 48 visits

On that form, Celta have plenty of reasons to feel confident that they can get a result at the Camp Nou on Saturday. But history paints a very different picture. In 48 visits to FC Barcelona, they have only won once, a 2-0 victory way back on October 12, 1942. That was the best part of two decades before the inauguration of the Camp Nou, a place where the Galicians have never won.


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