MX23RW : Wednesday, September 19 09:57:38
Apr 28, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Balaídos
Celta Vigo
4-1
Real Valladolid
Nolito (38', 46'), Charles (39'), Mitrovic (49' og.)
Rafinha (56')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Manucho (75')
Rubio (21'), Rueda (43'), Bergdich (45'), Guerra (83')

Result: Celta Vigo secure safety by thrashing Real Valladolid

Celta Vigo secure their safety from relegation with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Valladolid this evening.

Celta Vigo have made themselves mathematically safe from relegation with a 4-1 win over struggling Real Valladolid this evening.

The hosts came within the width of a post of taking the lead after just eight minutes when Charles fired a first-time effort towards goal that came back off the upright.

They struck the same post again five minutes later, this time Nolito being denied by the woodwork having latched on to a cross inside the six-yard box.

Celta continued to push for the opening goal and almost got it shortly after the half-hour mark as Andreu Fontas rose highest inside the penalty area, but his header was just too high.

The visitors almost broke the deadlock with 10 minutes left of the half when Daniel Larsson controlled a lofted ball inside the box before drawing a good stop from Yoel Rodriguez.

The breakthrough finally came for the hosts in the 38th minute, however, as Fabian Orellana slid an inch-perfect pass through for Nolito to sweep home at the back post.

Orellana was the creator again just a minute later as he split the defence with a through-ball to Charles, who stabbed it past the onrushing keeper to double his side's advantage.

The hosts began the second half as they ended the first, extending their lead even further less than a minute after the restart when Nolito got on the end of Jon Aurtenetxe's pass to slot home his second of the night.

The fourth goal swiftly followed in the 49th minute as Stefan Mitrovic turned the ball into his own net while trying to deal with a bouncing cross.

Jaime Jimenez was called into action to keep the score down with 20 minutes left of the match, denying Mario Bermejo and Nolito within two minutes of each other.

The visitors did pull a consolation goal back with 15 minutes remaining as Oscar Gonzalez stood a cross up in the middle for Manucho to nod into the corner.

Rodriguez then denied Victor Perez in the 82nd minute to protect his side's three-goal lead, and that was how it stayed as Valladolid failed to climb out of the bottom three.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona44001431112
2Real Madrid4310113810
3Celta Vigo42117527
4Espanyol42115327
5Getafe42114227
6GironaGirona421156-17
7AlavesAlaves421134-17
8Athletic Bilbao31205415
9Atletico MadridAtletico412134-15
10Real Betis412113-25
11Levante41126514
12Sevilla41124404
13Real Sociedad411267-14
14Villarreal411223-14
15EibarEibar411246-24
16Huesca4112612-64
17Valencia403135-23
18Rayo Vallecano310225-33
19Real Valladolid402202-22
20Leganes401349-51

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