VALENCIA. Valencia was eventually too much to handle for Celta de Vigo with the goal of S. Castillejo (37′), Marcos Andre (82′) and A. Almeida (90′). Valencia was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (65%) and that was among the 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 with the help of Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno and Israel Bárcena Rodríguez. The 4th official was Abraham Domínguez Cervantes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 22.4 degrees Celsius or 72.32 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Valencia had a strong ball possession 65% while Celta de Vigo was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Valencia had a more offensive attitude with 45 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Valencia won the match.
Valencia shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the other 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). Talking about the opposition, Celta de Vigo received 2 yellow cards (F. Beltran and G. Veiga).
Also, Celta de Vigo didn’t end the match with 11 players after F. Cervi (Celta de Vigo) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (60′).
After playing this contest, Valencia will have 9 points to hold in the 8th place. Regarding the opposition, Celta de Vigo will stay with 7 points like Girona, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad to sit in the 13th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Valencia will play away with Espanyol on the 2nd of October with a 19-9 head to head in favor of Valencia (6 draws).
Celta de Vigo will host Real Betis on the 2nd of October with a 9-7 head to head statistic in favor of Real Betis (14 draws).
Valencia – Formation
Valencia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Ivan Gennaro Gattuso decided 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 .
The home team had on the bench: Justin Kluivert, Cenk Özkaçar, Cristhian Mosquera, Emilio Bernad, Toni Lato , Dimitri Foulquier, Nicolás González , Gabriel Paulista , Marcos André , Hugo Duro, Jesús Vázquez and Cristian Rivero.
Valencia could not rely on the presence of Gabriel Paulista (injured).
Valencia made 5 changes: I. Moriba for Nico (67′), S. Castillejo for Marcos Andre (72′), E. Cavani for J. Kluivert (72′), E. Comert for Gabriel Paulista (84′) and J. Gaya for T. Lato (84′).
Best player: José Luis Gayà
The player that probably impressed the most for Valencia was José Luis Gayà even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 54 passes (81% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 12 crosses.
Celta de Vigo – Formation
Celta de Vigo started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
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 .
These were the players on the bench: Iván Villar, Carles Pérez, Kevin Vázquez, Gabriel Veiga , Augusto Solari, Luca De La Torre , Carlos Domínguez, Williot Swedberg and Óscar Mingueza.
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′).
Best player: Unai Núñez
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Celta de Vigo was Unai Núñez.
His rating iswith 28 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.