First Division - Day 14

Celta Vigo 2 - Albacete 2

Celta: Cavallero; Angel, Cáceres, Contreras, Sylvinho; Luccin, José Ignacio (Mostovoi 83'); Jesuli, Gustavo López (Jandro 78'), Juanfran; Catanha (Nacho 83'). 4-2-3-1.
Albacete: Roa; Oscar Montiel, Pablo, Unai, Peña; Iván Díaz (Álvaro 65'), Viaud, Parri, David Sánchez (Cristian Díaz 78'); Aranda, Pacheco (Basti 86'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Celta: Contreras for Berizzo / Albacete: David Sánchez for Delporte.

1-0. 34. José Ignacio. Shot from inside area after Angel laid ball in from right.
1-1. 45. Pacheco. Picked up loose ball and fired in shot from outside of area.
1-2. 52. Aranda. Ran on to long ball to round keeper and score.
2-2. 60. Contreras. Header from close up after Roa pushed out Jesuli free kick.

Celta failed to capitalize on their win at Sevilla at the weekend, and they were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by fellow strugglers Albacete. The Galicians were looking for only their second home win of the season, and after Luccin and José Ignacio failed to find a way through a sea of legs, Angel found space down the right wing and crossed in for José Ignacio to beat Roa from the edge of the area. Before half time though the visitors had levelled the scores, Ex Espanyol striker Pacheco finding himself unmarked and firing a long shot wide of Cavallero.

Contreras came within a whisker of re-establishing the lead two minutes after the restart, Roa beating his effort away from close range without really knowing too much about it. But a couple of minutes later Aranda took advantage of a sleepy defence to run on to a long ball and round Contreras and then Cavallero to score. Celta came back, and Contreras made up for his failure to stop the last goal, beating Roa with a header after the keeper could only push away Jesuli's free kick. But despite the appearance of Mostovoi and Milosevic late on, Lotina's side could do no more, and Albacete went away with their first away point of the season.