First Division - Day 35

Deportivo La Coruña 0 - Celta 2

Deportivo: Molina; Héctor, Coloccini, Juanma, Capdevila; Sergio, Duscher; Víctor (Gallardo 66'), Iago (Rubén Castro 66'), Munitis; Arizmendi (Diego Tristán 58'). 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Pinto; Angel, Contreras, Lequi, Placente; Oubiña, Iriney; Jorge (Méndez 60'), Canobbio, David Silva (Roberto 60'); Baiano (Jesús Perera 85'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Depor: Sergio, Munitis for De Guzman, Romero / Celta: No change.

0-1. 34. David Silva. Forced ball in off arm after corner played on by Baiano.
0-2. 87. Jesús Perera. Cut in from right and struck low shot through Molina.

Celta closed up on the Champions League spots after a 0-2 win against neighbours Deportivo, and they are now only two points behind Osasuna pending their match on Sunday. The locals went close early on, with Víctor hitting the post from a free kick and Duscher firing a long shot just over the bar, but with just over half an hour gone Baiano played on a corner and Silva forced the ball in to the net seemingly with his upper arm.

Depor were left with ten men when Coloccini was sent off for a second bookable offence a quarter of an hour from the end, and substitute Jesús Perera took advantage to run on and fire a low shot through the hands of Molina in the dying minutes to give his side their first win in the Riazor stadium in twelve years. The defeat was a serious blow for the home side's hopes of returning to Europe next season.