First Division - Day 13

Celta 2 - Sporting Gijón 1

Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Sergi Gómez, Planas; Orellana (Josep Señé 92’), Augusto Fernández, Pablo Hernández; Bongonda (Daniel Wass 64‘), Guidetti (Iago Aspas 79‘), Nolito. 4-3-3.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Lora, Luis Hernández, Bernardo, Isma López; Nacho Cases, Omar Mascarell; Dani Ndi (Pablo Pérez 71‘), Halilovic, Jony (Juan Muñiz 79’); Sanabria (Carlos Castro 64‘). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 15. Orellana. Turned ball into net after Bongonda played back Nolito cross.
1-1. 65. Carlos Castro. Intercepted poor clearance and steered shot past keeper.
2-1. 84. Nolito. Charged down Cuéllar clearance and deflected ball into net.

Yellow cards: Sergi Gómez 23’, Cabral 54’, Pablo Hernández 91’.

Celta are back up to fourth after beating Sporting Gijón 2-1 in the last match on Saturday evening, their first home win in two months. Orellana opened the scoring on the quarter hour mark, turning the ball into an empty net after Bongonda played across a long pass from Nolito, and before half time Bongonda and Guidetti both brought good saves out of Cuéllar. Isma López had a strike ruled out for offside though, and after the restart Halilovic fired a shot just wide before Carlos Castro levelled the scores just seconds after coming on, the young striker taking advantage of a poor clearance to steer a shot past Sergio Alvarez. However with the game seemingly heading for a draw Nolito charged down a Cuéllar clearance, the ball rebounding back into the net, and the Spanish international forward almost added a third with an impressive lob onto the crossbar shortly before the final whistle.