First Division - Day 21

Rayo Vallecano 3 – Celta 0

Rayo: Juan Carlos; Quini, Tito (Dorado 76‘), Zé Castro, Nacho; Diego Llorente, Trashorras; Pablo Hernández (Joni Montiel 63‘), Jozabed, Bebé; Miku (Javi Guerra 69‘). 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, David Goldar, Sergi Gómez, Planas (Jonny 73‘); Borja Fernández, Radoja (Pablo Hernández 46‘); Drazic (Pape Cheikh 66‘), Josep Señé, Bongonda; Beauvue. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 21. Miku. Fired shot past Sergio Alvarez after first shot came back off post.
2-0. 26. Tito. Got above defence to head wide Trashorras free kick past keeper.
3-0. 36. Jozabed. Steered glancing header in to net from Trashorras free kick.

Yellow cards: Beauvue 19’, David Goldar 35’, Orellana (on bench) 39’, Drazic 45’, Dorado 80’, Quini 88’, Trashorras 92'.

Fifth placed Celta ended the day seven points off the Champions League spots after they lost 3-0 at Rayo Vallecano in the last game of Saturday evening. With a key cup match coming up midweek, Berizzo left out several of his key players, and his team paid the price. Although they had not won in nine games the locals dominated right from the start, Bebé and Llorente hitting the post before Miku opened the scoring, following up after his first shot was also deflected onto the upright. Later in the first half Tito and then Jozabed headed in Trashorras free kicks to put Paco Jémez’s team three up at the break, and Rayo keeper Juan Carlos only had one shot from Hugo Mallo to save after the restart. The result took the hosts out of the drop zone pending Sunday’s games.