Celta achieves its first victory at the expense of Levante

Celta's player, Brais Méndez, celebrates the second goal scored against Levante.

Celta’s player, Brais Méndez, celebrates the second goal scored against Levante.

Two goals in quality actions by Iago Aspas and Brais Méndez after the break they gave the first win from season to Celtic before a I raised still He does not know what it is to win and that he lost a penalty with 0-1 on the scoreboard.

The first part was tedious, but in the resumption both teams were encouraged. Celta scored, Levante missed their best chance and, in the end, the visitors sentenced.

From the outset, the meeting was not very showy, with a lot of midfield and without either team disturbing the rival. Both were conservative and when they tried to get out with the ball, they never found space to do it with ease.

From the start, Celta had more the ball than Levante, but their attacks died away from the Cárdenas area, which was not disturbed at any time.

The same thing happened to Dituro when midway through the first period the dynamics of the match varied and the local team had more presence, although without arrivals to the rival area.

First half stuck

The meeting reached its equator after 45 minutes of eternal possession of the ball between the defenders of both teams, but without any kind of depth and, therefore, without dangerous actions.

Visiting coach Eduardo Coudet tried to reactivate his team at half-time with Denis Suárez and Nolito entering the field for Cervi and Tapia.

A moment from Levante-Celta de Vigo. EFE

The first scoring chance of the match came in the 51st minute. Levantine Roger sent a shot high point-blank when the visiting goal had hardly any options to resolve the play favorably.


The game gained intensity, with more divided balls and a lot of fighting, until in the 66th minute, the first shot on goal of the entire match ended in a goal.

A defensive error by the locals led to a quick counter between Mina and Blades that the latter solved with a highly placed shot

Levante’s wrong penalty and Celta’s response

Four minutes later came the second shot on goal of the match. Some hands of Iago Aspas were sanctioned with a penalty that was ratified by the VAR. Roger launched and Dituro repelled with solvency.

Paco López made changes in pursuit of the tying goal and began to play closer to the Galician area, but without the change in the dynamics of the match being accompanied by dangerous situations.

Five minutes from the end Brias Méndez took advantage of another lack of coordination from the local defense to put the 0-2 in a magnificent personal move on the scoreboard that sentenced the match.

Data sheet:

0 – Raise: Cárdenas, Miramón (Cantero, m.86), Mustafi, Róber Pier (Dani Gómez, m.72), Vezo, Franquesa, Pepelu (Vukcevic, m.78), Radoja (De Frutos, m.72), Pablo Martínez ( Melero, m.72), Morales and Roger.

2 – Celtic: Dituro, Hugo Mallo, Araujo, Murillo, Javi Galán, Tapia (Nolito, m.46), Brais Méndez (Okay, m.88), Fran Beltrán, Cervi (Denis Suárez, m.46), Santi Mina and Iago Aspas ( Domínguez, m.78).

Goals: 0-1, m.66: Iago Aspas. 0-2, m.86: Brais Méndez.

Referee: Figueroa Vázquez (Andalusian Committee). He admonished Roger, De Frutos and Miramón for Levante and Tapia and Iago Aspas for Celta.

Incidents: match of the sixth day of the League played at the Ciutat de València stadium in front of about 12,000 spectators.


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