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Balaidos (ATT 27,300) 10th February 2014 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

Celta Vigo Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Ath Bilbao

Primera Liga: Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao in stalemate

Last Updated: 11/02/14 7:28am

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Athletic Bilbao kept hopes of a top-four spot on course in a goalless draw in Vigo

Athletic Bilbao kept hopes of a top-four spot on course in a goalless draw in Vigo

Athletic Bilbao consolidated their position in the fourth Champions League spot as they clung on for a Primera Division point in a goalless draw at in-form Celta Vigo.

Estadio Balaidos has become something of a fortress of late for Celta, who have won four of their last five games there.

And though they went close on numerous occasions in the first half - notably when Charles hit the post just before half-time - they could not find a way past Athletic, who took their lead over fifth-placed Villarreal to four points.

Celta are unbeaten at home since November 9 and they showed their confidence as they dominated the chances in the first period.

Santi Mina was the first to try his luck but he pulled his shot wide from inside the area after 15 minutes, while Charles fired over six minutes later.

Just before the half-hour mark Rafinha brought a brilliant save out of Gorka Iraizoz as his left-foot strike from the edge of the box was turned over by the visiting goalkeeper.

And Celta went closer still two minutes before the break as Charles drilled a shot against the post from 18 yards.

The hosts could not keep up their onslaught after the break, although Augusto Fernandez had a chance which he fired off target.

As the half went on the visitors finally started to create opportunities, with first Iker Muniain and then Ibai Gomez failing to find the target with decent chances.

But with the final whistle approaching it was again Celta who looked the more likely to score and the final chance went to substitute Mario Bermejo, who headed over from close range.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 25 61
2 Barcelona 25 59
3 Atletico Madrid 25 54
4 Valencia 25 53
5 Sevilla 25 46
6 Villarreal 25 45
7 Malaga 25 41
8 Celta Vigo 25 32
9 Espanyol 25 32
10 Athletic Bilbao 25 30
11 Rayo Vallecano 25 29
12 Real Sociedad 25 27
13 Eibar 25 27
14 Getafe 25 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 25 25
16 Almeria 25 24
17 Elche 25 24
18 Levante 25 22
19 Granada 25 19
20 Cordoba 25 18