Elche: Manu Herrera; Damián Suárez, Botía, Lombán, Edu Albácar; Rubén Pérez, Javi Márquez; Manu del Moral (Rodrigues 74’), Coro, Fidel (Carles Gil 59’); Cristian Herrera (Boakye 81’). 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Yoel; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Aurtenetxe, Jonny Castro; Rafinha, Fontàs, Krohn-Dehli; Augusto Fernández (Welliton 85’), Santi Mina (Charles 67’), Orellana. 4-3-3.
1-0. 84. Carles Gil. Picked up return Coro pass and cut past marker to score.
Yellow cards: Aurtenetxe 10’, Jonny Castro 48’, Javi Márquez 60’, Rubén Pérez 68’, Botía 76’, Damián Suárez 89’, Manu Herrera 91’, Cabral 92’.
Elche moved clear of the danger zone after a 1-0 win over Celta on Saturday, the result taking them to within a point of their opponents in the table. The locals came close to scoring early on, Manu del Moral heading against the upright and Edu Albacar firing a long free kick against the crossbar. Sant Mina brought a good save out of Manu Herrera and Orellana struck a free kick just wide, but Cristian Herrera headed an Albacar cross past the post on the stroke of half time. The local keeper had to be at his best to keep out another Orellana free kick and a double follow up by Fontàs after the interval, but with six minutes to go substitute Carles Gil picked up a return pass from Coro and cut in to score what was to prove the only goal of the game.