Celta took a great step in the race for a position to qualify for the European leaderboard spots by defeating Real Betis, a direct competitor in this duel. Iago Aspas scored two goals and Maxi Gomez one (they are the second most dangerous pair of strikers in the league with 23 goals) to take the win against a Betis team that could handle Celta’s midfield ball pressure, even though it had its chances to draw the match until injury time. Unzue’s players are on a streak, going 5 straight matches undefeated (4 wins, 1 draw) and, with 31 points, the team is only 2 points away from the sixth position in the standings. Going back to Europe is not a dream. ¡Afouteza!
3-CELTA: Rubén, Hugo Mallo, Roncaglia, Sergi Gómez, Jonny, Radoja, Wass (Jozabed, min.81), Lobotka, Iago Aspas, Sisto (Brais Méndez, min.72), Maxi Gómez (Emre Mor, min.86).
2-BETIS: Adán, Barragán, Mandi, Feddal, Durmisi, Javi García (Rubén Castro, min.62), Fabián, Guardado, Joaquín, Tello (Boudebouz, min.62), Sergio León.
Goals: Iago Aspas (1-0, min.12); Maxi Gómez (2-0, min.16); Sergio León (2-1, min.71); Iago Aspas (3-1, min.79); Guardado (3-2, min.91, penalty-kick).
Referee: Sánchez Martínez, Murcia committee. Yellow cards: Javi García, Joaquín, Fabián, Barragán, Feddal (Betis); Wass (Celta).
Stadium: Balaídos (14.856 spectators).