Elche hold Valladolid by the foot to score at 96′
MADRID, March 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
RC Celta defeated Rayo Vallecano with authority (3-0) this Saturday on matchday 25 of LaLiga Santander to be able to think about high goals for the remainder of the season, while Valencia CF confirmed the Rubén Baraja effect after a 1- 0 over Osasuna and Elche tied Real Valladolid (1-1) in extremis.
The Galician team, with a stellar Iago Aspas author of a double, took an important step to change its role of suffering in recent seasons and aspire to hunt down the European zone if it continues like this. The dynamics and football are different with Carlos Carvalhal, with a serious defense and a game that works with Gabri Veiga and Aspas.
The man from Moaña forgave the 1-0 score in the first minute and Celta searched for him without success against a Rayo that was appearing with Álvaro García. The gunpowder, wet in the last matches in Madrid, was from Celta with an Aspas that left two pecks in the second half. The first was followed by Ciss’s own goal and his Vaseline at 85 ‘unleashed the party in a Balaídos who now wants more.
Meanwhile, salvation becomes more expensive every day with heart attack endings. Valencia came out of the relegation zone with their second straight victory at home, at the expense of Osasuna and thanks to Justin Kluivert’s goal in the 74th minute. Confidence grows in the ‘che’ team and at Mestalla thanks to Baraja, with the important return in addition to injuries such as José Luis Gayà and Nico González.
The match did not lack the dose of controversy that everyone already brings as standard, with Iglesias Villanueva corrected three times by VAR. Valencia showed that faith especially in the second half, but Sergio Herrera insisted on closing the ‘rojilla’ door. The visiting goalkeeper, who despaired a little more of a denied Hugo Duro, got rid of the red card due to video arbitration in the first half.
Osasuna, with Abde active, came back better after the break, but Valencia managed to activate for the fireworks. In an error when the rival ball was released, the local team mounted its attack in superiority with Samuel Lino and Kluivert shot with mettle and quality. Those of Baraja dominated the outcome, without a sentence due to a Sergio Herrera who even saved a penalty from Duro, warned by the VAR as in another red card that the referee rectified to Aimar Oroz.
Meanwhile, Elche rebelled in the final stretch before their fans against Real Valladolid to scratch the tie and even have the victory in a long discount. Those of Pacheta, honored in what was his house, went ahead after four minutes through Larin but the game at the Martínez Valero was another one that was long for the Pucelanos this season.
In the second half, the entry of Tete Morente gave a different air to Pablo Machín’s men, who held off the rival’s superiority until they had their moment at the end. Elche turned to attack, with Pucela’s third injured player (Machís now unchanged) and balls into the rival area poorly cleared by the visitors’ defense until Tete Morente appeared to make it 1-1.
Boyé and Raúl Guti each had clear chances to have given the second victory in a row to a bottom team who wants to continue fighting despite their 13 points. Valladolid, with 28, was better in general but almost lost it in the discount and will still have to sweat because there are at least eight teams that are in the game. The tension resulted in visiting expulsions from Roque Mesa and Hongla.