Manchester United must beware Barcelona’s bogeymen Celta Vigo

Eduardo Berizzo’s technically accomplished side press high, run hard and have the reborn Iago Aspas. They will not fear United in the Europa League semi-final

In the aftermath of Celta Vigo’s cancelled match with Real Madrid in February, when a storm ripped through the roof at their Balaídos stadium and accusations flew, their coach, Eduardo Berizzo, protested: “I still can’t make it rain.” No, some supporters suggested, but there is plenty you can do.

The team that beat Barcelona three years in a row, putting four past them the last two times they visited Vigo, had after all just deservedly knocked Madrid out of the Copa del Rey to reach the semi?finals. Now they have reached a Europa League semi-final against Manchester United.

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