First Division - Day 13

Valladolid 0 - Celta Vigo 2

Valladolid: Bizzarri; Torres Gómez, Mustafá, Peña, Marcos; Colsa, Sousa; Fernando Sales, Olivera (Gaspar 78'), Aganzo; Pachón (Oscar González 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Cavallero; Méndez, Cáceres, Sergio (Berizzo 15'), Sylvinho; José Ignacio, Luccin; Jesuli (Coudet 46'), Edu, Gustavo López (Juanfran 85'); Catanha. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valladolid: Olivera, Aganzo for Mario, Oscar Sánchez / Celta: Luccin, Jesuli for Giovanella, Mostovoi.

0-1. 10. Catanha. Glancing header in off far post from long pass by Méndez.
0-2. 53. Edu. Headed down past Bizzarri on far post from Gustavo López cross.

Celta won for the fourth season in a row in the Nuevo Zorrilla stadium, beating Valladolid 0-2 to move back up to fourth in the league. Miguel Angel Lotina's side were missing their captain Mostovoi, who has a recurring tendon injury and who was being rested after the midweek UEFA cup defeat in Scotland, although Luccin and Berizzo were back after their one match ban. Berizzo started the game on the bench but had to come on with a quarter of an hour gone after the unfortunate Sergio limped off once again after feeling an old injury.

Pepe Moré opted for a more attacking side to tackle his bête noir, but once again the visitors took the lead, Catanha directing a glancing header wide of Bizzarri from a Méndez cross for his first goal in nine games. Last season Catanha scored a hat-trick at the Nuevo Zorrillo stadium, and he now has six goals from his last seven games against the "Pucelanos". Valladolid came back, with Pachón and Aganzo testing Cavallero a couple of times and Olivera seeing his shot deflected on to the post by José Ignacio. But then early in the second half Edu was waiting on the far post to meet a pinpoint Gustavo López's cross and steer his header down past the keeper.

Moré brought on Oscar González, and the young forward brought another good save out of Cavallero. But with a quarter of an hour to go ex Real Madrid B midfielder Sousa got himself sent off, picking up two yellow cards in quick succession. Celta had done it again, recording their fourth away win of the season to make up in part for their defeat on Thursday. Valladolid's good start to the season seems light years away, and may in the end only serve to give them a cushion to avoid problems at the end of the season. They drop to fourteenth in the table.