A 1-1 draw against Cordoba in RC Celta’s first preseason match. The squad lead by Antonio Mohamed played in front of 3000 fans that packed Campo de Baltar in Portonovo with the first starting 11 of the season. The Andalusian team got ahead at the 13 minute mark after a goal by Jaime Molina. From that moment on the skyblue team sought for the rival’s goal without any success before halftime.
In the second half Celta introduced 11 new players in the field. Celta took control of the ball and had good scoring chances after good plays between Jozabed and Dennis Eckert. When Juan Ros, Alende and Apeh entered the match, Celta increased its offensive pressure and after a free kick came the first goal of the season. Jozabed crossed the ball with precision and Emmanuel Apeh headed to the back of the net.
The match saw the debut of three new Celta playaers: Araujo, Okay and Juncá.
The skyblue team will return to the practice sessions Sunday and on Monday will go back to A Madroa to continue the preseason training plan.
1st half: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Cabral (32′ Costas), Roncaglia, Juncá, Lobotka, Okay, Brais, Emre ( 32′ Jozabed), Hjulsager and Beauvue.
2nd half: Iván Villar, Kevin (74′ Alende), Costas, Araujo, Mazan, Dani Molina, Jozabed, Juan Hernández, Salvador (74′ Apeh), Borja Fernández (74′ Ros) Dennis Eckert.
Igor Stefanovic, Jordi Ortega, Aythami Artiles, Alejandro Alfaro (c), Jaime Romero, Alejandro Quintanilla, José Manuel Fernández, Víctor Mena, Sasa Jovanovic, Javier Lara, Álex Vallejo
Goals: 0-1, min.13: Jaime Romero; 1-1, min.78:
Stadium: Baltar, 3124 spectators