Thursday, March 30, 2023

Celta clears doubts and distances Athletic from Europe

The celestial set, which 11 points away from relegationsentenced the clash in the first half, with a first goal from Aspas to a pass from Brais Méndez in a play by Javi Galán, a martyrdom for Athletic on his side, and the second from Fran Beltrán with a huge shot from 25 meters that He stayed in the squad of Unai Simón’s goal.

Both teams started with enthusiasm, although it was Athletic who approached first with danger. A pass from Muniain to Williams that the local ‘9’, with little angle, finished off. Celta responded with a shot from Cervi, getting ahead of the defence, through a center by Javi Galán who was one of the best of the game in the first half.

In another center of the side from Badajoz came the 0-1. Vivian and Yeray lacked forcefulness and Brais Méndez found Aspas at the near post to beat Simón. The fourteenth goal of the Moaña championship and the fifth assist from Vigo.

In search of a quick 1-1, Berenguer looked for Dituro’s squad with a shot from the edge of the box but the Argentine goalkeeper intervened, and Sancet had two chances. The first, a shot from the front, was missed by millimeters and the second, in a melee in the small area, was blocked by Araujo.

Already half an hour later, Brais warned of a possible 0-2 with another adjusted shot from the edge of the area and shortly after the one who did find the squad was Fran Beltrán on the other side of the field with a great shot from about 25 meters that surprised Simón and the then silent San Mamés.

The first part of Athletic, from more to less, had been very poor and Marcelino didn’t think about it at the break: three changes and the two starting forwards, Sancet and the oldest of the Williams, stayed in the locker room.

The movement did not help the Asturian coach much, since his team did not improve too much. Y the match, with Celta comfortable with the two goal lead, got worse.

Even so, the first chance of the second half was light blue, a header from Aidoo after a corner at the hands of Simón.

So that everything was black for the locals Villalibre was injured again. The fourth injury to the ‘Buffalo of Gernika’ so far this season. And it seemed that, like the previous three, all in the same area, muscular.

Little else gave the shock beyond the disappointment and local inability to turn a meeting that has probably been the worst of the Marcelino era.

A dangerous cross from Denis Suárez, a fall in which Berenguer asked for a penalty and a shot from Raúl livened up the final minutes.

Data sheet:

0-Athletics: Unai Simon; Petxarroman, Vivian, Yeray, Yuri; Berenguer, Vencedor, Vesga (Zarraga, m.46), Muniain (Raúl García, m.68); Sancet (Nico Williams, m.46) and Iñaki Williams (Villalibre, m.46; Serrano, m.72).

2 – Celtic: diture; Kevin Vázquez (Murillo, m.72), Aidoo (Carlos Domínguez, m.91), Araujo, Javi Galán; Fran Beltran; Brais Méndez, Denis Suárez (Solari, m.88), Cervi (Tapia, m.72); Blades and Mina (Nolito, m.72).

Goals: 0-1, m.11: Blades. 0-2, m.37: Fran Beltrán.

Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (Committee of Las Palmas). He showed a yellow card to the locals Petxarroman (m.41) and Muniain (m.62) and to the visitors Kevin Vázquez (m.51) and Tapia (m.93).

VAR Referee: David Medié Jiménez (Catalan School).

Countryside: Match of day 32 of LaLiga Santander, played in San Mamés before some 30,000 spectators, according to official data.


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