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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

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

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Villarreal 1, Celta de Vigo 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

  6. Post update

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

  7. 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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Gustavo Cabral.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Villarreal. Conceded by Gustavo Cabral.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th October 2015

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