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Lewandowski brace saves Barcelona from another fluke
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The Pole clinched a 2-1 win after late penalty kick

In a thrilling La Liga encounter, Robert Lewandowski’s stoppage-time penalty secured a dramatic 2-1 victory for Barcelona over Celta Vigo. The Catalans were on the brink of dropping crucial points in the title race before being granted a lifeline in the dying moments. Lewandowski initially missed the penalty, but a retake was ordered due to the goalkeeper’s infringement by being off his line. The striker capitalized on the second chance, sealing the win for Barcelona.

The match’s pivotal moments unfolded a couple of minutes on either side of halftime. Lewandowski’s opening goal showcased his clinical finishing as he received a ball from Lamine Yamal, effortlessly bypassed a defender with his first touch, and powered home with the second. Celta Vigo responded swiftly after the restart, with Iago Aspas’ deflected shot leveling the score for Rafa Benitez’s side, who fought valiantly against relegation threats.

As the game seemed destined for a draw, a dramatic turn of events occurred four minutes into injury time. Fran Beltran’s attempt to clear the ball resulted in contact with Yamal, leading to a spot kick for Barcelona. Despite Vicente Guaita saving Lewandowski’s initial penalty, a retake was ordered due to the goalkeeper’s premature movement, and the Polish striker made no mistake in securing Barcelona’s victory.

Barcelona’s win propels them to third place in the standings, emphasizing the significance of Lewandowski’s late heroics.