Santi Mina’s Two Plans Aid Celta Complete the Victory Drought

Saturday 13 February 2021, 07:03 WIB


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Santi Mina (still left) competes for the ball with Atletico Madrid’s Atletico Geoffrey Kondogbia at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Monday (8/2)

TWO objectives scored by Santi Mina helped Celta Vigo finish a winning drought when they conquer Elche 3-1 in Week 23 of the Spanish League at the Balaidos Stadium, Vigo, Spain, Friday nearby time (Saturday, 13/2, WIB). The final result was the 1st gain following the team’s past six matches that Eduardo Coudet’s staff underwent a sequence of non-wins.

An additional 3 factors produced Celta briefly transfer up to ninth location in the standings with a selection of 29 details, displacing Levante (27) who just performed on Sunday (14/2). On the other hand, for Elche (18) the consequence prolonged his non-profitable streak to 16 consecutive game titles. And they are stuck in 19th or next location from the bottom of the standings, in accordance to the formal Spanish League website notes.

Both equally teams played very aggressively at the begin of the match, when Elche threatened with Lucas Boye and Celta’s extensive-variety photographs by Nolito’s shot from the center of the penalty box. The deadlock eventually broke just at the finish of the to start with half’s regular time, when Nolito despatched in a via ball that Mina was capable to complete properly to set Celta in the direct.

Celta’s guide doubled in the next minute of damage time, this time by a Brais Mendez purpose that tricked goalkeeper Edgar Badia immediately after obtaining a move from Nolito. Elche obtained back again five minutes into the second fifty percent when Guido Carrillo’s cross was ended by Emiliano Rigoni’s near-selection shot.

Nevertheless, Mina scored her 2nd intention in the 68th moment employing Augusto Solari’s cross to restore Celta’s two-goal guide above Elche. The site visitors practically promptly replied four minutes afterwards in a corner, sad to say Gonzalo Verdu’s complete went off the still left of the net.

Not several significant chances were produced in the remaining time accessible and Celta was capable to hold the position 3-1 until eventually the whistle sounded the game about to pocket the full 3 points. The two teams will return to action on Saturday (20/2) future week, when Celta travel to Valencia headquarters and Elche host Eibar at Martinez Valero. (Ant / OL-3)