First Division - Day 32

Granada 0 – Celta 3

Granada: Ochoa; Rubén Vezo, Ingason, Saunier, Gastón Silva; Krhin (Boga 74’), Uche Agbo, Wakaso; Kravets (Carcela-González 46‘), Ponce, Andreas Pereira (Héctor 74’). 4-3-3.
Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Alvaro Lemos, Roncaglia, Sergi Gómez, Planas; Pape Cheikh, Marcelo Díaz; Hjulsager (Radoja 69’), Jozabed (Josep Señé 80‘), Bongonda; Beauvue (Pione Sisto 83’). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 23. Jozabed. Collected Beauvue pass and chipped shot past keeper.
0-2. 73. Marcelo Díaz. Struck free kick over defensive wall and in off bar.
0-3. 76. Beauvue. Turned shot past Ochoa after Bongonda shot hit post.

Yellow cards: Ingason 37’, Wakaso 38’, Kravets 41’, Marcelo Díaz 58’, Alvaro Lemos 59’, Gastón Silva 81’, Ponce 88’.

Celta still have an outside chance of returning to Europe again next season, although they are currently concentrating on this year’s competition. However a line-up packed with reserve players was still good enough to beat Granada 0-3 in the last match of Sunday evening, the win keeping them within nine points of the top six. Jozabed started things off for the Galicians after Beauvue set him up midway through the first half, but the locals had several opportunities to equalize after that, Ponce, Wakaso, Pereira and Kravets all failing to convert chances. After the restart though Marcelo Díaz made it two with a well struck free kick, and just three minutes later Beauvue got the third after a shot from Bongonda came back off the post. It was a bad start for new coach Tony Adams (whose first line-up included players from eleven different countries), and his side stay in next to last spot, still seven points below seventeenth placed Leganés.