Celta de Vigo 1-1 Villarreal: Draw on Friday

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VIGO. Villarreal and Celta de Vigo draw 1-1. G. Moreno scored the first goal (15') for Villarreal. J. Strand settled the score 1-1 (68').

VIGO. Villarreal and Celta de Vigo draw 1-1. G. Moreno scored the first goal (15′) for Villarreal. J. Strand settled the score 1-1 (68′).

The match was played at the Abanca-Balaídos (Vigo) stadium in Vigo on Friday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Javier Alberola Rojas who had the assistance of Teodoro Sobrino Magán and Iván Hernández Ramos. The 4th official was Carlos Fernández Buergo. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.2 degrees Celsius or 57.51 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

Celta de Vigo was in firm control of the ball 55% while Villarreal was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Celta de Vigo was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 7 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Celta de Vigo to win the match​.

Celta de Vigo shot 20 times, 7 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Villarreal shot 4 times, 2 on target, 2 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Celta de Vigo. Regarding the opposition, Villarreal received 2 yellow cards (Manu Trigueros and José Luis Morales).

After this match, Celta de Vigo will have 16 points to stay in the 16th place. Talking about the opposition, Villarreal will have 27 points like Atlético Madrid to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 15'

    Gerard Moreno

  • 26'

    Manu Trigueros

  • 46'

    Yéremy Pino

    Samuel Chukwueze

  • 46'

    Luca de la Torre

    Franco Cervi

  • 54'

    Carles Pérez

    Óscar Mingueza

  • 64'

    Étienne Capoue

    Francis Coquelin

  • 64'

    J. Strand Larsen

    Óscar Rodríguez

  • 65'

    Kiko Femenía

    Juan Foyth

  • 68'

    J. Strand Larsen

    Gabri Veiga

  • 68'

    José Luis Morales

  • 70'

    Jorge Cuenca

    Kiko Femenía

  • 77'

    Manu Morlanes

    Manu Trigueros

  • 87'

    Renato Tapia

    Gabri Veiga

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Celta de Vigo will play away with Mallorca on the 20th of January with a 4-2 head to head stats in favor of Mallorca (4 draws).

Celta de Vigo: Formation and Lineups

Celta de Vigo started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal chose to play with the following team: Agustín Marchesín (6.1), Óscar Mingueza (6.5), Joseph Aidoo (6.5), Unai Núñez (6.9), Hugo Mallo (7.2), Fran Beltrán (6.9), Óscar Rodríguez (6.8), Javi Galán (7.1), Gabriel Veiga (7.3), Franco Cervi (7.0) and Iago Aspas (7.4).


Celta de Vigo made 4 changes: Franco Cervi for Luca de la Torre (46′), Óscar Mingueza for Carles Pérez (54′), Óscar Rodríguez for J. Strand Larsen (64′) and Gabri Veiga for Renato Tapia (87′).

Top player: Iago Aspas

The player who no doubt impressed Celta de Vigo the most was Iago Aspas.

His rating is (7.4) with 34 passes (91% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.

Villarreal: Formation and Lineups

Villarreal started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

Regarding the opposition, Enrique Setién Solar played with: Pepe Reina (7.3), Juan Foyth (7.3), Aïssa Mandi (7.3), Pau Torres (7.1), Johan Mojica (7.0), Dani Parejo (6.9), Samuel Chukwueze (7.1), Manu Trigueros (6.3), Francis Coquelin (6.5), José Luis Morales (6.6) and Gerard Moreno (7.7).

Villarreal could not rely on the presence of Kiko Femenía (injured) and Jorge Cuenca (injured).


Villarreal made 5 changes: Samuel Chukwueze for Yéremy Pino (46′), Francis Coquelin for Étienne Capoue (64′), Juan Foyth for Kiko Femenía (65′), Kiko Femenía for Jorge Cuenca (70′) and Manu Trigueros for Manu Morlanes (77′).

Top player: Gerard Moreno

Probably the most impressive player in Villarreal was Gerard Moreno.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 34 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.


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