Barcelona throws away three-goal lead in thrilling 3-3 draw with Celta Vigo

    Iago Aspas celebrates securing a late draw for Celta Vigo.

    (CNN)Barcelona squandered a three-goal league lead against Celta Vigo on Saturday as the club's disappointing form continued.

    Goals from Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay gave Barcelona a 3-0 advantage at halftime, but Celta responded in the second half through Iago Aspas and Nolito, before Aspas' equalizer in added time saw the match end 3-3.
    Having sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, Barcelona announced on Friday that Xavi, who played 767 times for the club between 1998 and 2015, would take over as head coach.
      And with Barcelona ninth in La Liga after 12 games, the former midfielder will have his work cut out to try and salvage the season.
        Goalscorer Depay looks on during Barcelona's 3-3 draw with Celta Vigo.
        Fati opened the scoring at Balaidos on Saturday before Busquets doubled Barcelona's lead with a strike from the edge of the box.
        Depay's header in the 34th minute put the visiting side in complete control in the first half, which was marred by a thigh injury to Fati just before the break.