Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, Fontás (Sergi Gómez 74’), Cabral, Jonny; Daniel Wass, Lobotka, Jozabed (Pablo Hernández 81‘); Iago Aspas, Maxi Gómez, Pione Sisto (Emre Mor 88’). 4-3-3.
Alavés: Pacheco; Vigaray, Alexis, Rodrigo Ely, Alfonso Pedraza; Dani Torres; Oscar Romero, Tomás Pina, Enzo Zidane (Munir 58‘), Burgui (Ibai Gómez 71‘); Bojan (Rubén Sobrino 79‘). 4-1-4-1.
1-0. 34. Maxi Gómez. Got on the end of Sisto centre to head ball past Pacheco.
Yellow cards: Jonny 44’, Iago Aspas 52’, Vigaray 66’, Jozabed 68’, Dani Torres 80’, Alexis 86’, Ibai Gómez 89’, Maxi Gómez 94’.
Celta and Alavés came in to their match on Sunday having lost their two openers, but in the end a fourth goal of the season by Maxi Gómez swung it in favour of the Galicians. The young Uruguayan striker fired a shot just wide after Iago Aspas put him through with less than a minute on the clock, but even so the locals could have gone behind had Sergio Alvarez not saved a couple of times from Bojan. Gómez headed in a Sisto cross though with ten minutes to go to the break, and Jozabed and Aspas both went close soon afterwards. After the restart Wass brushed the upright with a long shot, and Pacheco had to keep out Maxi Gómez again, but Unzué’s team held on for a win which leaves their opponents at the bottom of the table, yet to score a single goal this season.