VALENCIA. Valencia was ultimately too much to handle for Celta de Vigo with the goal of S. Castillejo (37′), Marcos Andre (82′) and A. Almeida (90′). Valencia was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estadio de Mestalla stadium in Valencia on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Pablo González Fuertes who had the assistance of Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno and Israel Bárcena Rodríguez. The 4th official was Abraham Domínguez Cervantes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.4 degrees Celsius or 72.32 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.
Valencia was in firm control of the ball 65% while Celta de Vigo was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Valencia was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Valencia won the match.
Valencia shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Celta de Vigo shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.
Valencia received 3 yellow cards (H. Guillamon, S. Lino and S. Castillejo). On the opposite side, Celta de Vigo received 2 yellow cards (F. Beltran and G. Veiga).
Also, Celta de Vigo didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after F. Cervi (Celta de Vigo) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (60′).
After this encounter, Valencia will have 6 points to move up in the 13th place. On the other side, Celta de Vigo will stay with 7 points like Girona, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad to move up in the 11th place.
L. de la Torre
Celta de Vigo will host Real Betis on the 2nd of October with a 9-7 head to head in favor of Real Betis (10 draws).
Valencia: Formation and Lineups
Valencia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Ivan Gennaro Gattuso chose to play with the following team: Giorgi Mamardashvili , Thierry Correia , Eray Cömert , Mouctar Diakhaby , José Luis Gayà , André Almeida , Hugo Guillamón , Ilaix Moriba , Samu Castillejo , Edinson Cavani and Samuel Lino .
Valencia made 5 changes: I. Moriba for Nico (67′), E. Cavani for J. Kluivert (71′), S. Castillejo for Marcos Andre (72′), E. Comert for Gabriel Paulista (84′) and J. Gaya for T. Lato (84′).
Top player: José Luis Gayà
The player who no doubt impressed Valencia the most was José Luis Gayà even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 54 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 12 crosses.
Celta de Vigo: Formation and Lineups
Celta de Vigo started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
On the opposite side, Eduardo Germán Coudet played with: Agustín Marchesín , Hugo Mallo , Joseph Aidoo , Unai Núñez , Javi Galán , Renato Tapia , Óscar Rodríguez , Fran Beltrán , Franco Cervi , Iago Aspas and Jørgen Strand Larsen .
Celta de Vigo made 3 changes: F. Beltran for C. Perez (57′), O. Rodriguez for G. Veiga (57′) and J. Larsen for L. de la Torre (83′).
Top player: Renato Tapia
Probably the most impressive player in Celta de Vigo was Renato Tapia.
His rating iswith 26 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga