Pedri strike gives Barcelona win over Celta Vigo ahead of Clasico

Pedri strike gives Barcelona win over Celta Vigo ahead of Clasico

Pedri's first-half goal gave Barcelona a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Sunday to move them back to the top of LaLiga.

Barca are level on 22 points with Real Madrid after eight games, but have the better goal difference before the pair face each other next Sunday in El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Celta's Argentine goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin made an incredible save in the 10th minute with the tip of his left hand to keep out a brilliant long-range shot from Raphinha.

However, he was beaten seven minutes later by Pedri's close-range strike from a rebound after capitalising on an error by defender Unai Nunez who tried to clear Gavi's cross.

Teenage sensation Pedri was again on hand to find the net, having scored eight goals from 16 shots on target in LaLiga, scoring with each of his last four.

Celta looked much better after the break, taking control of the ball and creating several chances, but were denied by goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

"Two weeks ago we were dependent on [Robert] Lewandowski and now it's Ter Stegen," Barca coach Xavi said after the match.

"We need to be self-critical today, we have to be much better than we were today," Xavi said. "Our team played well in the first 30 minutes, could have scored more goals, but they were better than us in the second half.