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Balaidos (ATT 24,000) 7th April 2013 - Kick off 11:00 Ref: Pedro Jesus Perez Montero

Celta Vigo Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano R Vallecano

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Piti (14)
A Delibasic (83)

Rare away win for Vallecano

Last Updated: 07/04/13 1:52pm

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Piti: Scored for Vallecano

Piti: Scored for Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano picked up their first away win in just under three months after a 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo.

A smart finish by captain Piti gave the Madrid side the lead early in the first half and substitute Andrija Delibasic made sure of the points late on.

The visitors could have been ahead on five minutes when Leo Baptistao got through on goal but he hit his shot straight at Celta goalkeeper Javi Varas.

Celta also had an early chance to take the lead, but Park Chu Young failed to connect with a cross from Augusto Fernandez when just a few yards from goal.

Rayo did take the lead on 14 minutes thanks to smart work from winger Lass and forward Piti. The Guinean entered the box from the left-hand side and rounded a defender before putting in a low cross, which Piti back-heeled into the goal.

Abel Resino's side lacked firepower up front, due in no small part to the absence of suspended Iago Aspas, their top scorer and focal point in attack. They had many attempts on goal but could only manage two shots on target over the 90 minutes, resorting to trying their luck from long distance as they failed to penetrate the Rayo defence.

Park missed a great chance to equalise midway through the first half but could not hit the target despite being under no pressure, before Baptistao squandered his second one-on-one chance of the game, shooting wide with just Varas to beat.

The Brazilian then hit the post early in the second half, while Rayo goalkeeper Ruben Martinez pulled off the save of the game to tip away a venomous shot from Augusto Fernandez.

Baptistao was injured and was replaced by Delibasic with 11 minutes to go, and the Montenegro international wasted no time in making his mark on the game.

Jose Manuel Casado got down the left wing and delivered an accurate cross for the forward to tap in from six yards out to seal the three points for Paco Jemez's side.

The result means Rayo temporarily move up to eighth place in the Primera Division table while Celta slip below their Galician rivals Deportivo and down to 19th in the table.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 12 30
2 Barcelona 12 28
3 Atletico Madrid 12 26
4 Valencia 12 24
5 Sevilla 12 23
6 Malaga 12 21
7 Celta Vigo 12 20
8 Villarreal 12 18
9 Athletic Bilbao 12 15
10 Getafe 12 14
11 Rayo Vallecano 12 14
12 Eibar 12 13
13 Levante 12 12
14 Espanyol 12 11
15 Granada 12 11
16 Real Sociedad 12 10
17 Almeria 12 10
18 Deportivo La Coruna 12 10
19 Elche 12 10
20 Cordoba 12 7