Celta de Vigo prevails over Espanyol 3-1. HIGHLIGHTS

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Celta de Vigo beats Espanyol 3-1.

Celta de Vigo prevails over Espanyol 3-1. HIGHLIGHTS

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Celta de Vigo conquers Espanyol 3-1. Celta de Vigo was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with Gabri Veiga (26′), Iago Aspas (44′) and Carles Pérez (82′). Espanyol reduced the distance with a goal (87′) by José Gragera, but there was not much to do for them. Espanyol lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the RCDE Stadium stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. In front of 26,231 spectators.​ The referee was Guillermo Cuadra Fernández with the assistance of Iván Masso Granado and José Antonio Garrido Romero. The 4th official was Alonso De Ena Wolf. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 56 Ball Possession 44
Shots
  • 11 Total 8
  • 3 On Target 4
  • 3 Off Target 2
  • 5 Shots blocked 2
  • 128 Attack 83
  • 53 Dangerous attack 25
  • 71 Ball safe 79
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 4 Corners 1
  • 4 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 11 Total 12
  • 2 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Espanyol was in firm control of the ball 56% while Celta de Vigo was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Espanyol was putting more pressure with 53 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Notwithstanding, Celta de Vigo found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Espanyol shot 11 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. Regarding the opposition, Celta de Vigo shot 8 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Espanyol received 2 yellow cards (Sergi Darder and Leandro Cabrera). Regarding the opposition, Celta de Vigo received 2 yellow cards (Javi Galán and J. Strand Larsen).

Match Timeline

26'
31'
Leandro Cabrera- Yellow
44'
44'
Iago Aspas (penalty)
Javi Puado- sub ->Leandro Cabrera
46'
José Gragera- sub ->Vinicius Souza
54'
60'
Jørgen Strand Larsen- sub ->Haris Seferovic
62'
Nico Melamed- sub ->Denis Suárez
64'
69'
Franco Cervi- sub ->Luca de la Torre
70'
Renato Tapia - sub ->Gabri Veiga
72'
Edu Expósito- sub ->Sergi Gómez
72'
82'
Carles Pérez(goal)
José Gragera(goal)Sergi Darder
87'
88'
88'
90'
Jørgen Strand Larsen- Yellow

Standings

After this contest, Espanyol will stay with 27 points to sit in the 16th place. Talking about the opposition, Celta de Vigo will have 34 points like Osasuna to remain in the 10th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga, Espanyol will play away against Girona on the 1st of April with a 4-2 head to head stats in favor of Girona (1 draw).

Celta de Vigo will host Almería on the 2nd of April with a 6-4 head to head in favor of Celta de Vigo (1 draw).

Espanyol – Formation

Espanyol
G
Fernando Pacheco 13.Spain
6.1
D
Leandro Cabrera 4.Uruguay
6.3
46' 44'
D
Sergi Gómez 24.Spain
6.8
72'
D
César Montes 23.Mexico
6.6
D
Óscar Gil 2.Spain
6.0
M
Rubén Sánchez 27.Spain
6.8
72'
M
Denis Suárez  6.Spain
7.0
64'
M
Sergi Darder 10.Spain
7.1
31'
M
Vini Souza 12.Brazil
6.8
54'
M
Martin Braithwaite 17.Denmark
6.1
F
Joselu  9.Spain
6.5
Substitutes
G
G
Joan García 1.Spain
D
Aleix Vidal 22.Spain
5.9
72'
D
Fernando Calero 5.Spain
M
Nico Melamed 21.Spain
6.6
64'
M
M
Edu Expósito 20.Spain
6.8
72'
M
José Gragera 15.Spain
6.9
54' Goals87'
F
Javi Puado 7.Spain
6.8
46'
F
Dani Gómez 19.Spain

Espanyol started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Diego Martínez Penas decided to play with the following team: Fernando Pacheco (6.1), Óscar Gil (6.0), César Montes (6.6), Sergi Gómez (6.8), Leandro Cabrera (6.3), Vinícius Souza (6.8), Sergi Darder (7.1), Ruben Sanchez Saez (6.8), Denis Suárez (7.0), Martin Braithwaite (6.1) and Joselu (6.5).

The home team had on the bench: Nicolás Melamed (6.6), Álvaro Fernández, José Carlos Lazo, Edu Expósito (6.8), Javi Puado (6.8), Joan García, José Gragera (6.9), Aleix Vidal (5.9), Dani Gómez and Fernando Calero.

Espanyol could not rely on the presence of José Gragera (injured).

Substitutions

Espanyol made 5 changes: Leandro Cabrera for Javi Puado (46′), Vinicius Souza for José Gragera (54′), Denis Suárez for Nico Melamed (64′), Rubén Sánchez for Aleix Vidal (72′) and Sergi Gómez for Edu Expósito (72′).

Best player: Sergi Darder​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Espanyol was Sergi Darder.

His rating is (7.1) with 42 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 8 crosses.

Celta de Vigo – Formation

Celta de Vigo
G
Iván Villar 13.Spain
6.8
D
Ali Çamdalı 2.Spain
7.4
D
Unai Núñez 4.Spain
6.7
D
Joseph Aidoo  15.Ghana
6.8
D
Javi Galán 17.Spain
6.2
62'
M
Luca de la Torre 23.United States
6.4
69'
M
Fran Beltrán 8.Spain
6.7
M
Gabri Veiga  24.Spain
6.9
70' Goals26'
M
Carles Pérez 7.Spain
7.4
88' Goals82'
F
Iago Aspas  10.Spain
7.2
88' Goals44'
F
H. Seferović 22.Switzerland
6.6
60'
Substitutes
G
Coke Carrillo 31.Spain
G
Diego Alves 25.Brazil
D
Kevin Vázquez 20.Spain
D
D
Fernando Medrano 36.Spain
M
Augusto Solari 21.Argentina
88'
M
Williot Swedberg  19.Sweden
M
Hugo Sotelo 37.Spain
M
Renato Tapia  14.Peru
6.4
70'
M
Franco Cervi 11.Argentina
7.1
69'
F
6.2
60' 90'
F
Gonçalo Paciência 9.Portugal
88'

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

Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal played with: Iván Villar (6.8), Hugo Mallo (7.4), Joseph Aidoo (6.8), Unai Núñez (6.7), Javi Galán (6.2), Carles Pérez (7.4), Gabriel Veiga (6.9), Fran Beltrán (6.7), Luca De La Torre (6.4), Iago Aspas (7.2) and Haris Seferović (6.6).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Augusto Solari, Williot Swedberg, Hugo Sotelo, Kevin Vázquez, Jørgen Strand Larsen (6.2), Carlos Domínguez, Coke Carrillo, Renato Tapia (6.4), Diego Alves, Gonçalo Paciência, Franco Cervi (7.1) and Fernando Medrano.

Substitutions

Celta de Vigo made 5 changes: Haris Seferovic for Jörgen Strand Larsen (60′), Luca de la Torre for Franco Cervi (69′), Gabri Veiga for Renato Tapia (70′), Carles Pérez for Augusto Solari (88′) and Iago Aspas for Gonçalo Paciência (88′).

Best player: Hugo Mallo​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Celta de Vigo was Hugo Mallo even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 41 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga.​