La Liga 2020-21: Iago Aspas scored in both half to provide Celta Vigo a 2-1 win towards Valencia. Unai Emery’s Villarreal beat Eibar.
- Reuters Madrid
- Final Up to date: September 20, 2020, 10:32 AM IST
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The evergreen Iago Aspas scored in both half to provide Celta Vigo a 2-1 win at residence to Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. The 33-year-old striker first nipped in to beat the offside entice and meet a move from Nolito earlier than rounding Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech to attain within the 13th minute, the aim being dominated out at first for offside till a VAR evaluate.
Former Celta ahead Maxi Gomez equalised for the guests early within the second half with a robust header however captain Aspas quickly restored his aspect’s benefit, smashing into the highest nook with a free kick.
Aspas, who has spent nearly all of his profession at Celta save for transient and forgettable seasons with Liverpool and Sevilla, has been the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga for 3 of the final 4 campaigns.
He as soon as once more proved Celta’s talisman, having nearly single-handedly saved them from relegation within the final two seasons.
Earlier, Unai Emery earned his first win as Villarreal coach after his aspect got here from behind to beat Eibar 2-1 at residence.
After being held to a disappointing draw with promoted Huesca final week, Villarreal once more fell behind at residence to humble opposition when Kike Garcia put Eibar forward 5 minutes into the second half.
Emery sprung a double substitution shortly afterwards and the modifications paid dividends as Gerard Moreno levelled within the 63rd minute after which performed in Paco Alcacer, who rounded the goalkeeper to faucet into the web from a decent angle within the 71st.
Pervis Estupinan ought to have grabbed a 3rd aim in added time when he in some way fired over the bar on the rebound with the aim gaping and his aspect needed to defend deep within the remaining minutes to see out the victory.
“It is a precious win however we have to demand much more of ourselves, to ensure we compete in the direction of the highest of the desk and make a press release to our rivals,” mentioned Emery.
“We’ve got to ensure we maintain our heads no matter occurs within the sport. We’ve got had two robust checks by which we have fallen behind after lacking probabilities and had objectives dominated out. However we have to study to take care of our doubts and overcome them.”
Elsewhere, Getafe beat Osasuna 1-Zero with a second-half strike from Jaime Mata to get off to a profitable begin after lacking the primary spherical of matches.