Xavi reveals his tactics that changed game against Celta Vigo

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Barcelona looked like they were heading for a defeat, with Celta giving the Blaugrana a scare.

Barca’s performance in the first-half was below par, forcing Xavi to make some changes at half-time.

Xavi introduced Lamine Yamal and Raphinha in the second-half, and it changed the game.

Explaining his tactics that changed the game, Xavi told the media after Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 3-2: “Raphinha is a player who can play from inside positions. I told him to change positions with Lamine whenever he can. He hurts the defence.”

Raphinha and Lamine Yamal played close to the right wing after coming on against Celta Vigo. Raphinha was used as an attacking wing-back while Raphinha played centrally.