Spanish La Liga
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Villarreal 1-2 Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo players celebrate the winning goal
Celta Vigo striker Nolito (centre) has been linked with a January move to the Premier League

Celta Vigo moved level on 18 points at the top of La Liga alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona after victory over 10-man Villarreal.

The visitors took the lead through Fabian Orellana's superb long-range strike, before Villarreal defender Eric Bailly received a second yellow card.

Substitute Denis Suarez levelled for the hosts with a deflected shot.

But striker Nolito reacted quickest to convert the winner after Orellana's shot came back off the crossbar.

"We are really pleased and we just have to enjoy it," said Celta defender Gustavo Cabral.

The Galician team's next fixture is against Real - and Cabral added: "We have put in a huge effort to get where we are and it should be a great match against Madrid."

Line-ups

Villarreal

  • 13Areola
  • 2Pérez Martínez
  • 24BaillyBooked at 47mins
  • 6Ruiz
  • 11Costa Jordá
  • 7García SánchezSubstituted forD Suárezat 51'minutes
  • 14Trigueros Muñoz
  • 4Pina
  • 26LeivaSubstituted forRukavinaat 51'minutes
  • 10Carrilho BaptistaoSubstituted forBakambuat 59'minutes
  • 9SoldadoBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 8dos Santos
  • 17Bakambu
  • 18D Suárez
  • 19Castillejo Azuaga
  • 22Rukavina
  • 23Bonera
  • 25Barbosa

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 2Mallo Novegil
  • 22Cabral
  • 20Gómez SolaBooked at 37mins
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 18WassBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRadojaat 86'minutes
  • 24FernándezBooked at 36mins
  • 8HernándezSubstituted forBongondaat 73'minutes
  • 14Orellana
  • 9Iago AspasSubstituted forGuidettiat 81'minutes
  • 10Nolito

Substitutes

  • 6Radoja
  • 7Bongonda
  • 11Guidetti
  • 17Madinda
  • 21Planas
  • 23Señé Escudero
  • 26Díaz García
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
17,436

Match Stats

Home TeamVillarrealAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Villarreal 1, Celta de Vigo 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Villarreal 1, Celta de Vigo 2.

Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

Jaume Costa (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

Víctor Ruiz (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Villarreal 1, Celta de Vigo 2. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Augusto Fernández.

Attempt missed. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hugo Mallo.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Nemanja Radoja replaces Daniel Wass.

Attempt saved. Roberto Soldado (Villarreal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Wass (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabián Orellana.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. John Guidetti replaces Iago Aspas.

Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Gustavo Cabral.

Attempt blocked. Manu Trigueros (Villarreal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Gustavo Cabral.

Attempt missed. Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Theo Bongonda replaces Pablo Hernández.

Offside, Celta de Vigo. Iago Aspas tries a through ball, but Nolito is caught offside.

Booking

Roberto Soldado (Villarreal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Villarreal).

Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Villarreal).

Goal!

Goal! Villarreal 1, Celta de Vigo 1. Denis Suárez (Villarreal) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roberto Soldado.

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo).

Manu Trigueros (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Alphonse Areola.

Attempt missed. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Fabián Orellana.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Cédric Bakambu replaces Leo Baptistao.

Attempt missed. Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fabián Orellana.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Antonio Rukavina replaces Nahuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Villarreal. Denis Suárez replaces Samuel.

Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Augusto Fernández.

Attempt missed. Jonny (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Attempt missed. Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Roberto Soldado.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Eric Bailly (Villarreal) for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Eric Bailly (Villarreal).

goal

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