Celta 1-0 Betis: The Sky Blues secure maximum points at home

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Celta Vigo banked all three points against the Real Betis in a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos. Celta were looking forward to playing again after losing their last match 3-0 to Valencia. Betis were coming from consecutive wins against Girona and Villarreal. Celta are now in 10th place on the table and have 10 points while Betis sit in 4th with 15 points after 7 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Celta, thanks to a goal from Gabriel Veiga on the 9 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Celta included Goncalo Paciencia, Renato Tapia, Luca de la Torre, Óscar Mingueza and Iago Aspas for Jorgen Strand Larsen, Augusto Solari, Gabriel Veiga, Hugo Mallo and Carles Perez, respectively. Betis brought on German Pezzella, Willian Jose, Nabil Fekir, Aitor Ruibal and Joaquin, to replace William Carvalho, Luiz Henrique, Borja Iglesias, Martin Montoya and Rodri.

The referee booked Gabriel Veiga, Jorgen Strand Larsen, Javi Galan and Óscar Mingueza from Celta. Betis had the worst of it though, with German Pezzella, Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir seeing yellow, and Luiz Felipe then sent off with a red.

Next up, Celta are away to Barcelona, whilst Betis will travel to face Real Valladolid.

Technical card:
Celta Vigo:Agustin Marchesin, Hugo Mallo (Óscar Mingueza, min.70), Joseph Aidoo, Unai Nunez, Javi Galan, Gabriel Veiga (Luca de la Torre, min.69), Oscar, Fran Beltran, Augusto Solari (Renato Tapia, min.55), Carles Perez (Iago Aspas, min.75) and Jorgen Strand Larsen (Goncalo Paciencia, min.55)
Real Betis:Rui Silva, Martin Montoya (Aitor Ruibal, min.72), Edgar Gonzalez, Luiz Felipe, Alex Moreno, Luiz Henrique (Willian Jose, min.46), Paul Akouokou, Sergio Canales, William Carvalho (German Pezzella, min.22), Rodri (Joaquin, min.72) and Borja Iglesias (Nabil Fekir, min.46)
Stadium:the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos
Goals:Gabriel Veiga (1-0, min. 9)