The Pomegranate and the Celtic tied 0-0 in the Nuevo Los Cármenes, which encourages the Andalusians to accumulate three games without winning, although they remain seventh in the table, and raises to five games in a row without overcoming the bad streak in the league of the people of Vigo, to whom the comeback was of little use of Iago Aspas after several weeks injured.
Was a matched match, with alternate dominance, more times in the second half than in the first and which was marked by several good interventions by goalkeeper Rubén Blanco to save the Celts, without ever a contestant leaving displeased with the final draw.
The Galician team had more ball possession thanks to looking for more elaborate offensive actions in a balanced first half, in which the locals showed a much more direct game, although there were no clear occasions for any set.
The Portuguese goal Rui Silva only had to intervene in a distant shot by Fran Beltrán, an action to which the Pomegranate with powerful shots also from outside the area of the Brazilian Robert Kenedy and Fede Vico who narrowly missed a goal.
A kick from the French Dimitri Foulquier made Rubén Blanco work, who cleared the ball with some difficulties, while the last outstanding action of the first half was in the other area with a free kick launched by Brais Méndez that the Mexican Néstor Araujo did not finish by centimeters.
As soon as the second half started, Celta had a very clear option to score with a free kick from Manuel Agudo ‘Nolito’. He did not finish with the ball in the tights because Portuguese defender Domingos Duarte touched just enough for him to go for a corner.
The clash opened more after the break, replicating the Granada to the celestial option with another good arrival from behind by Foulquier and with a tight shot by Venezuelan Darwin Machís, actions that forced Rubén Blanco to show off to avoid the goal.
The Celta coach, the Argentine Eduardo Coudet, made his compatriot Augusto Solari debut at game time, last signing winter of his team, to try to reactivate theirs after taking command of the game the Granadans.
The visiting meta returned to save his family in a very hard shot from Kenedy’s free-kick and before a weak header from Domingos Duarte, while Hugo Mallo brushed the goal for Celta with a shot in a clear position to score that was deflected by a local defender.
In the last minutes balance returned, with the two teams looking for the win, but without risking more than is fair so as not to lose the point that they secured with an equalizer that both considered good.
– Data sheet:
0 – Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Domingos Duarte, Vallejo, Carlos Neva; Montoro, Yangel Herrera, Fede Vico (Antonio Puertas, m.53); Kenedy (Alberto Soro, m.83), Machís, Luis Suárez (Soldier, m.67).
0 – Celtic: Rubén Blanco; Hugo Mallo, Araujo, Murillo, Aarón Martín; Tapia Fran Beltrán (Solari, m.60), Brais Méndez; Nolito (Holsgrove, m.60), Iago Aspas and Santi Mina.
Referee: From Cerro Grande (C. Madrileño). He showed yellow cardboard to the locals Yangel Herrera (m.12) and Foulquier (m.44), and to the visitors Brais Méndez (m.23), Nolito (m.39), Iago Aspas (m.68) and Santi Mina ( m.92).
Incidents: Match corresponding to day 21 of The league Santander, played at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium behind closed doors.