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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 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