First Division - Day 29

Recreativo Huelva 4 - Celta 2

Recreativo: López Vallejo; Merino, César Arzo, Pablo Amo, Dani Bautista; Juanma (Cazorla 63'), Jesús Vázquez, Barber, Aitor (Cheli 77'); Uche, Sinama-Pongolle (Rosu 60'). 4-4-2.
Celta: Esteban; Angel, Contreras (Jesús Perera 92'), Lequi, Placente; Iriney (Bamogo 63'), Oubiña; Gustavo López, Canobbio (Tamas 90'), Nené; Baiano. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Recreativo: César Arzo for Mario / Celta: Esteban, Canobbio for Pinto, Bamogo.

1-0. 37. Jesús Vázquez (penalty). After Uche fell under challenge from Contreras.
1-1. 75. Nené (penalty). After Canobbio fell under challenge from Barber.
2-1. 85. Rosu. Picked up back-heel pass from Uche and shot in off post.
3-1. 87. Rosu. Got on the end of Cheli's cross to steer shot past keeper.
3-2. 89. Nené. Latched on to loose ball and shot low past López Vallejo.
4-2. 92. Cheli. Got on end of Uche's square pass to shoot low past Pinto.

Recreativo moved back up to seventh after a 4-2 win over Celta, who drop into the relegation zone as a result. The Andalusians started well, Sinama-Pongolle having a couple of efforts saved by Esteban, who was standing in for the suspended Pinto. Ten minutes before the break they were awarded a penalty by Rodríguez Santiago after Uche fell in the area, and although Sinama fired the ball well wide, the referee ordered a retake which Jesús Vázquez tucked away.

Both sides had chances after that, but with a quarter of an hour to go Celta were also given a soft penalty after Barber held back Canobbio. Nené converted the kick, but Recre got back in front with two goals in three minutes from substitute Rosu, the first after a clever pass from Uche, and the second from Cheli's cross.

The goals were coming thick and fast by then, Nené getting his second of the night after winning a battle for the ball on the edge of the area, and Cheli putting the result beyond the visitors' reach after Uche ran the ball in to his path. The defeat was a last straw for Celta's management, and Vázquez was fired the following day. Hristo Stoichkov is tipped to take his place.