First Division - Day 11

Las Palmas 4 - Celta 2

Las Palmas: Nacho González; Angel, Olías, Schurrer, Paqui; Carmelo (Josico 56'), Samways, Jorge (Eloy 77'), Pablo Lago; Rubén, Tevenet (Edu Alonso 56'). 4-4-2.
Celta: Cavallero; Velasco, Cáceres, Berizzo (Sergio 18'), Juanfran; Giovanella, Luccin; Edú, Mostovoi, Jesuli (Gustavo López 77'); Catanha (Karpin 46'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Las Palmas: Carmelo, Rubén, Tevenet for Jayo, Edu Alonso, Orlando / Celta: Juanfran, Luccin, Jesuli for Silvinho, Karpin, Gustavo López.

1-0. 01. Schurrer. Glancing header past keeper from long free kick.
1-1. 21. Jesuli. Ran through and bent shot into top corner of net.
2-1. 31. Tevenet (penalty). After player himself pushed down by Cavallero.
3-1. 39. Rubén. Controlled and shot wide of keeper after free kick played on.
3-2. 59. Mostovoi (penalty). After Paqui handled Edú cross.
4-2. 94. Rubén. Back-heel over keeper as Edu Alonso crossed from right.

One of the league's two unbeaten sides Celta finally lost their record after losing to Las Palmas in a hard fought game in which they ended up with nine men on the field at the end. The Vigo side found themselves behind with less than a minute on the clock when Schurrer deflected Tevenet's free kick past an unsighted Cavallero. Jesuli made it all square though with a brilliant solo goal, and Catanha was unlucky not to give his side the lead when referee Llonch Andreu ruled his strike out as Jesuli was standing in an offside position. Las Palmas bounced back though with two goals, the first when Tevenet was pushed down in the area by Cavallero (the home side claiming that the keeper should have received a red card rather than a yellow one), and the second from Rubén after the defence failed to pick him up in the area.

Things got worse for the visitors when Sergio was given a direct red card for a hard tackle only twenty minutes after coming on for the injured Berizzo, and Víctor Fernández sacrificed his sole striker at half time, bringing on Karpin, who had been rested along with Gustavo López after the Thursday night UEFA cup defeat in the Czech Republic. Celta played better though with ten men, and Mostovoi narrowed the gap from the penalty spot after Llonch ruled that Paqui had touched the ball with his arm as he chested down Edú's hard cross. Juanfran almost equalised with a shot from close range, but in the last minute of ordinary time Celta were left with nine men after Luccin picked up a second yellow card. Their challenge was over, and in the third minute of injury time Rubén celebrated his first start with his team's fourth goal from a deft back-heel flick.