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Spanish Primera BBVA

Balaidos (ATT 20,000) 22nd April 2013 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

Celta Vigo Celta Vigo vs Real Zaragoza Zaragoza

Celta Vigo 2

Alex Lopez (36)
M Bermejo (90+2)


Zaragoza 1

C Sapunaru (26)

Bermejo late show grabs victory

Last Updated: 23/04/13 7:28am

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Bermejo: Late winner in key relegation clash

Bermejo: Late winner in key relegation clash

Mario Bermejo's last-gasp strike gave Celta Vigo a priceless three points as they came from behind to see off Primera Division relegation rivals Real Zaragoza.

Bermejo struck in the second minute of added time as the Galician club moved off the foot of the table - above their opponents - and to within two points of safety.

The hosts had fallen behind to Cristian Sapunaru's header midway through the first half and although Alex Lopez levelled proceedings shortly afterwards, it looked like the teams would have to settle for a point until Bermejo struck from close range.

With six games remaining in the season, this was still a must-win clash for Abel Resino's men, who were three points adrift of Zaragoza before kick-off.

While Celta started brightly, with Lopez curling a free-kick from just outside the area over the crossbar, at the other end Javi Varas had to be at his best to fingertip away Adam Pinter's long range drive.

Lopez should have done better with his strike from six yards but was brilliantly denied by Zaragoza keeper Roberto, who used his feet.

It looked to be a crucial miss when Sapunaru gave the visitors a 25th-minute lead, heading into the top corner following Antonio Apono's free-kick from the left wing.

Spurred into action, Lopez missed the target from just outside the box before making amends for his earlier misses in the 36th minute.

The 25-year-old midfielder rose highest to head home from Augusto Fernandez's centre from the right.

Natxo Insa had the opportunity to put Celta ahead just after half-time but Sapunaru kept the scores level with a last-ditch tackle.

The Blanquillos were still a threat on the attack and Varas had to tip Portugal international Helder Postiga's effort round the post.

But the home side were starting to get on top in the closing stages, with Fabian Orellana twice missing the target from decent positions.

Just as it seemed they would have to settle for a point that would have kept them at the bottom of the table, Bermejo slotted past Roberto from Orellana's left-wing cross to give the spoils to the hosts.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 19 48
2 Barcelona 20 47
3 Atletico Madrid 20 44
4 Valencia 20 41
5 Sevilla 19 39
6 Villarreal 20 38
7 Malaga 20 32
8 Eibar 20 27
9 Espanyol 20 26
10 Rayo Vallecano 20 23
11 Real Sociedad 20 22
12 Celta Vigo 20 21
13 Athletic Bilbao 20 20
14 Getafe 20 20
15 Cordoba 20 18
16 Deportivo La Coruna 20 18
17 Elche 20 17
18 Almeria 20 16
19 Levante 20 16
20 Granada 20 15