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Spanish Primera BBVA

Balaidos (ATT 19,000) 9th November 2013 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: F Teixeira Vitienes

Celta Vigo Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano R Vallecano


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J Viera (24)
J Larrivey (72)

Rayo halt slide with Celta win

Last Updated: 09/11/13 11:05pm

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Jonathan Viera: Found the net in Vallecano win

Jonathan Viera: Found the net in Vallecano win

Rayo Vallecano halted a run of three successive defeats with a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Celta Vigo which also lifted Paco Jemez's side off the foot of the Primera Division.

Goals from Jonathan Viera and Joaquin Larrivey stopped the rot for the visitors and they now join their opponents on 12 points just above the bottom three.

Despite the need for points from both sides, it took 24 minutes and a goal from Viera to finally bring the match to life.

Defender Tito sparked events with his move down the right wing before sending a pass into the area, where Viera was waiting to stab home into the bottom right corner.

Alejandro Galvez tried to double the advantage eight minutes later but curled a 30-yard free-kick over the bar.

Viera was also wasteful with his right foot as Vallecano threatened to take a stranglehold on proceedings, while team-mate Alhassane Bangoura had a better chance to make it 2-0 four minutes before the interval but spooned his shot over the net.

Celta Vigo had won two of their last three matches, scoring six goals in the process, but appeared to have forgotten how to shoot until just before half-time when David Costas put a header past the post.

However, Vallecano quickly regained their edge in the second half and home goalkeeper Yoel had to be alert to tip Roberto Trashorras' dipping free-kick over the bar.

Rafinha tried to pull Celta level with a shot from the edge of the area which was comfortably dealt with by Ruben in the Vallecano goal.

But it was no suprise when the visitors broke through for a second after 72 minutes. Larrivey met a cross into the area from Adri Embarba before planting a header home from a few yards out.

There was no way back for Celta now and the best they could muster in response were weak attempts from Michael Krohn-Delhi and Hugo Mallo.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18