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03rd Oct 2016

Liverpool reject Iago Aspas helps Celta brush aside Barcelona for a second straight year

No word yet on his corner deliveries.

Tom Victor

What’s the Spanish for déjà vu?

Twelve months ago, almost to the day, Iago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo put four goals past Barcelona.

Tonight, the former Liverpool forward got a goal and an assist as Celta did the same again.

The 29-year-old is best known on Merseyside (and in England, to be honest) for one of the worst corners in Premier League history, but he has had a far better time of it back at the club where he scored 37 goals in two seasons to first catch the eye of Brendan Rodgers.

Aspas laid on the opener for Pione Sisto before scoring the second himself, and it was his presence that forced the Jérémy Mathieu own goal which gave Luis Enrique’s former side a 3-0 half-time lead over his current charges.

Barcelona rallied in the second half, but Celta held on for a 4-3 win which took Eduardo Berizzo’s team four points clear of the drop zone.

And a few dumbstruck Liverpool fans started to wonder if they had been too hasty in waving goodbye to the Spaniard.

Tongues firmly in cheeks, of course.

Others, however were just happy to see some former Reds enjoying their respective weekends. It probably helped that the current squad picked up a win of their own, of course.

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