Valencia vs. Celta Vigo – Match Report – February 20, 2021


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Valencia vs.  Celta Vigo - Match Report - February 20, 2021

(EFE) – Valencia beat Celta de Vigo 2-0 with great suffering thanks to the goals of Manu Vallejo and Kevin Gameiro in the extension time, in a match in which the Galicians played outnumbered the last half hour of game by the expulsion of his goalkeeper Rubén Blanco.

Valencia jumped onto the pitch trying to make one forget the bad image offered against Real Madrid with a Kang In Lee seeking more prominence than on other occasions, going down to the midfield to be more in contact with the ball.

As the minutes went by, Celta turned that initial possession of Valencia, although neither were able to generate any chance until halfway through the first half Wass surprised with a great shot from the front that it ended in a goal although it was annulled for offside, at the start of the Danish international’s play.

The continuous interruptions and the horizontal game of both teams barely gave rhythm to a game in which the locals did not find a way to harm their rival, while the Galicians greatly missed the absence of Iago Aspas in their offensive facet already that the Valencian goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who was playing his first game this season, barely had a job.

In the resumption, Valencia increased its dominance although it only generated some concern with the climbs up the left wing of Gayà. After a quarter of an hour of play, a great assist to the gap from Kang In to Maxi Gómez ended with the visiting goal sent off, after consulting referee Valentín Pizarro with the VAR and watching the images on television.

With half an hour to go, a new match scenario was presented. Gracia, although not on the bench when he served his second penalty game, gave entry to Gameiro and Manu Vallejo. A clear message to his people that it was necessary to go for the three points.

Valencia desperately sought victory against a well-equipped Celta behind. Valencia’s agony changed in added time thanks to a great assist from Kang In to Manu Vallejo, which ended with a soft pass-shot from the Andalusian attacker that ended up in the back of the net. Gameiro, in the last minute of the game, put the final 2-0.


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