Penalty-kick gives win to a better Celta


RC Celta played a very good match against CD Leganés, especially in the second half making excellent plays and showing great exquisiteness with the ball. However, the sky-blues only managed to score from the penalty spot. A clear foul on Jonny in the opposing team’s penalty area was signaled by the referee. This penalty-kick was decisive in the end, giving the victory to the Vigo team. Iago Aspas took the penalty and, for the eleventh consecutive time in First Division, did not miss.

Celta took control of the tempo in the second part and played outstandingly, with plenty of chances to finish off the clash. But the goals did not come and a tough and relentless Leganes fought hard looking to draw the match until the very end. And it almost got it. Unzue’s team deserved the win, adding tit fifth victory in LaLiga this season.

GAME SHEET

1-CELTA: Rubén, Hugo Mallo, Fontàs, Cabral, Jonny, Lobotka, Jozabed (Radoja, min.82), Wass, Sisto (Emre Mor, min.76), Iago Aspas, Maxi Gómez (Guidetti, min.69).

0-LEGANÉS: Cuéllar, Siovas (Tito, min.57), Raúl García, Zaldúa, Muñoz (Dos Santos, min.45), Brasanac (El Zhar, min.23), Gumbau, Erik Morán, Guerrero, Szymanowski, Amrabat.

Goals: Iago Aspas (1-0, min.23, penalty-kick).

Referee: Hernández Hernández, Las Palmas Commitee. Yellow cards: Morán, Gumbau and Dos Santos (Leganés); Fontàs and Jonny (Celta).

Stadium: Balaídos (10.840).

Remarks: Before the match, Celta honored five Galician rowers for their international success. In addition, the players carried violet kerchiefs on their way out to the pitch in support of the International Day against gender-based violence.

Celta sent a message of support to Eduardo Berizzo, diagnosed with prostate cancer, through the video-screens. Fans also gave him a standing ovation at the 6th minute mark.

Jonny saw his fifth yellow card and will miss the next league match against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou.