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Spanish Primera BBVA

La Romareda (ATT 21,000) 26th November 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: C Delgado Ferreiro

Zaragoza Real Zaragoza vs Celta Vigo Celta Vigo

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Celta move away from drop zone

Last Updated: 26/11/12 10:24pm

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Iago Aspas' strike saw Celtic beat Zaragoza

Iago Aspas' strike saw Celtic beat Zaragoza

Iago Aspas' late strike gave Celta Vigo their first away win of the season to move them away from the Primera Division drop zone.

Aspas got the only goal in the 83rd minute as Celta picked up not only their first victory but their first points on the road this season.

The win moves them three points clear of the bottom three and to within a point of their opponents.

Helder Postiga, mysteriously dropped for the weekend defeat against Barcelona after scoring four goals in his previous four games, did his best to return with a bang for Zaragoza.

He tested Javi Varas from range with just 34 seconds on the clock, but that was hardly a sign of things to come from the hosts.

Celta Vigo did most of the early probing, but decent openings were in short supply.

Gustavo Cabral's shot was charged down by Glenn Loovens while Aspas sent an effort wide and Borja Oubina had a chance go begging when he failed to make proper contact on a shot.

That about summed up a poor first-half all-round, but the entertainment improved after the break.

Again Zaragoza had early chances, with Victor Rodriguez's long-range effort parried by Varas and Postiga shooting straight at the goalkeeper seconds later.

Cabral fired wide at the other end while Mario Bermejo brought a better save out of Roberto Jimenez with a close-range shot.

Jimenez was busy again in the 70th minute, pushing clear a shot from Aspas as Celta got closer to a goal.

It eventually arrived in the 83rd minute, with Roberto Lago playing the ball in from the left for Aspas to slot home.

Carlos Aranda sought an immediate response for the hosts, but Varas tipped his shot over the crossbar.

There was an urgency to Zaragoza now, but it had come too late and when Loovens headed wide from a corner their final chance had gone.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 15 39
2 Barcelona 15 35
3 Atletico Madrid 15 32
4 Sevilla 15 30
5 Valencia 15 28
6 Villarreal 15 27
7 Malaga 15 27
8 Celta Vigo 16 20
9 Eibar 15 20
10 Athletic Bilbao 15 19
11 Espanyol 15 17
12 Rayo Vallecano 15 17
13 Getafe 15 16
14 Real Sociedad 15 14
15 Levante 15 14
16 Almeria 16 13
17 Deportivo La Coruna 15 13
18 Granada 15 12
19 Cordoba 15 11
20 Elche 15 10