First Division - Day 13

Celta Vigo 2 - Alavés 1

Celta: Cavallero; Méndez, Cáceres, Berizzo, Sylvinho; José Ignacio (Vagner 75'), Luccin; Coudet (Jesuli 79'), Edu, Gustavo López (Juanfran 91'); Catanha. 4-2-3-1.
Alavés: Dutruel; Geli, Karmona, Abelardo, Llorens; Desio, Turiel; Astudillo (Mara 43'), Ilie, Magno (Edu Alonso 81'); Rubén Navarro (Iván Alonso 78'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Celta: Berizzo, Coudet for Sergio, Jesuli / Alavés: Abelardo, Turiel, Ilie, Magno, Rubén Navarro for Téllez, Pablo, Jordi Cruyff, Ibon Begoña, Iván Alonso.

1-0. 21. Karmona (own goal). Ball bounced off him after Dutruel cleared from Edu.
2-0. 26. Luccin (penalty). After Desio brought down Catanha in area.
2-1. 49. Ilie (penalty). After Berizzo fouled Abelardo inside penalty box.

Emotive scenes before the match between Celta and Alavés, with players and fans showing solidarity with the Gallician people affected by the oil tanker spill off their coastline. The local players came out wearing white T-shirts with a message of support and supporters wore black bin liners as a sign of protest about the tragedy which is affecting thousands of lives in the area.

Celta won the game 2-1 to move up to third place and leave the Basque side struggling only two points above the drop zone. Lotina's side took the lead in the twentieth minute when Dutruel, returning to his old ground, blocked a shot from Edu only to see the rebound hit Karmona and bounce into his own net. Only four minutes later referee Pérez Pérez awarded a penalty to the home side when Desio brought down Catanha, and Luccin stepped up to convert the kick.

The visitors came back though with a penalty of their own after the break, their best player on the night Ilie scoring from the spot after referee Pérez Pérez ruled that Berizzo had fouled Abelardo. Abelardo had a chance to level the scores when he headed wide and Ilie also failed to find the target with another shot a few minutes later. But when Desio was sent off for a second bookable offence their challenge ended, and substitute Jesuli hit the post for the home side as they dominated the final minutes