While their rivals in the fight for permanence rebel against their fortune, there is the Alavés obsessed in falling down, already installed in the tail of the category after adding a point of the last 21 they have played. Against Celta he collapsed in twenty minutes, conceded three goals in that time and barely tickled his rival, who is not exactly characterized by his fierceness to cover himself. Not even with one more man during almost the entire second half could Alavés assert themselves, who barely made up the score in a bizarre final in which he accumulated men at the auction and threw centers as if there were no tomorrow.
Lucas Pérez is not 'rich' for Abelardo
The team that leads a troubled Abelardo is at that point where everything that can go wrong is worse. He does not have enough football and the burden of the results exceeds the value of courage. It also hurts him not to evolve before his enthusiastic hobby. Alavés is today a trifle, a deconcentrated team that chains rude mistakes and that does not solve the problem generated around Lucas Pérez. The most unbalanced forward of the team does not count for Abelardo, who discarded him from the call.
AlavésPacheco, Ximo Navarro, Rubén Duarte (Javier López, min. 34), Laguardia, Lejeune, Facundo Pellistri (Íñigo Córdoba, min. 68 ), Rodrigo Battaglia, Luis Rioja (Edgar Méndez, min. 34), Pina (Borja Sainz, min. 55), Joselu and JotaCelta Iván Villar, Hugo Mallo, Murillo, Joseph Aidoo, Aarón Martín, Nolito (Fran Beltrán, min. 55 ), Denis Suárez (Kevin Vázquez, min. 80), Renato Tapia, Brais, Aspas (Ferreyra, min. 86) and Santi Mina (José Manuel Fontán, min. 56) Goals0-1 min. 7: Nolito. 0-2 min. 13: Blades. 0-3 min. 19: Santi Mina. 1-3 min. 85: Lejeune. Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz Yellow cards Murillo (min. 1), Laguardia (min. 19), Joseph Aidoo (min. 23), Lejeune (min. 51), Ximo Navarro (min. 64), Edgar Méndez (min. 84), Kevin Vázquez (min. 85) and Hugo Mallo (min. 92) Red cards Murillo (min. 53)
The first slap sent Alavés to the canvas. He was also sought after a catastrophic handling of the ball between goalkeeper Pacheco and central Lejeune, who tied a knot in the face of rival pressure. Shortly after another loss in their own field was worth the second goal for Celta, who found a two against one in attack to make blood with a third goal before reaching the halfway point of the first half. Throughout this process, the inevitable Iago Aspas shone, who made the second target and gave the other two to Nolito and Santi Mina.
A Lejeune roulette on the edge of his area could finish in the fourth goal just before half-time. But while Alavés was dedicated to extravagances, Celta could not avoid the salseo either. Murillo, who played with a warning from the first minute, did not stop getting into muddles until shortly after returning from the break he saw the second warning. His coach was not alive to avoid it with a replacement and his team had to give a squeeze.
But in numerical superiority the card did not stop seeing Alavés, who sought the comeback by accumulation more than by football. He firmly found the goalkeeper Iván Villar and when he scored there was hardly time left for anything other than to certify the failure and point to an amendment that is already urgent. “The team is touched, the bad results sap your morale. There are wars that are lost, but you have to lose standing up, "said the central Laguardia at the end. For Celta the victory means chaining two at home for the first time in three years. After a couple of campaigns full of anxiety, and a start to the current one that pointed to more of the same, he finally feels that he does not have to look in the rearview mirror.
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