MADRID: Iago Aspas scored twice, together with a superb free-kick, as Valencia slipped to a shock 2-1 defeat by Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.
After a turbulent summer time during which the membership has bought a number of key gamers, Valencia have been crushed by a aspect that solely simply survived relegation final season.
Maxi Gomez pulled Valencia stage early within the second half just for Aspas to curve an outstanding free-kick into the highest nook as Celta made it 4 factors from their opening two matches.
“We had to hold on a bit at the end but we could have scored a couple on the break as well that would have made it more comfortable for us,” mentioned Aspas.
Valencia haven’t gained away from residence within the league since December.
Two of Valencia’s rivals for the highest 4 had each gained earlier on Saturday as Getafe edged to a 1-Zero win at residence to Osasuna whereas Villarreal got here from behind to beat Eibar 2-1.
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno cancelled out Kike’s opener for Eibar earlier than Paco Alcacer sealed victory for Unai Emery’s group eight minutes later.
Printed in Daybreak, September 21st, 2020