First Division - Day 14

Celta 2 - Betis 1

Celta: Pinto; Angel, Contreras, Lequi, Placente; Iriney, Borja Oubiña (Jonathan Aspas 51'); Antonio Nuñez, Canobbio (Jorge 88'), David Silva; Baiano. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Doblas; Melli, Juanito, Rivas (Israel 40'), Oscar López; Joaquín, Marcos Assunçao, Arzu (Fernando 71'), Varela; Edu, Capi (Xisco 40'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Celta: Contreras, David Silva for Sergio, Jonathan Aspas / Betis: Melli, Capi for Rivera, Xisco.

1-0. 06. Canobbio. Turned ball in on far post from Placente's low cross.
2-0. 19. Baiano. Headed ball back across Calatayud from Placente's centre.
2-1. 89. Edu. Header past Pinto on far post after Melli cross deflected over.

Celta are back up to third in the table after beating Betis 2-1 in the first match on Saturday evening, a result which left the Andalusians at the bottom of the table at the end of the day. The Galicians were two up with only twenty minutes on the clock, Canobbio turning a low cross from Placente past Doblas and Baiano heading another centre from the Argentine full back past the keeper. Marcos Assunçao had tested Pinto with a deflected free kick before the first goal, but otherwise the visitors hardly encroached on their opponents half and a frustrated Serra Ferrer made a double substitution with five minutes still to go to half time.

The changes did have their effect though, and Betis pushed forward after the break looking to get back in the game. Pinto had to be at his best to keep out several efforts, including Juanito's header following a corner and another Assunçao free kick. Edu headed against the crossbar, and Celta's only reply was a couple of counter attacks which Nuñez and Baiano couldn't finish off. With the game coming to an end Edu flung himself forward to head a deflected cross past Pinto, but when Oscar López was sent off for a second bookable offence a couple of minutes later their challenge ended.