Celta Vigo vs Alaves Results: Celta de Vigo’s victory against Deportivo Alavés by two goals to zero thanks to Brais Méndez’s double. The match corresponding to matchday 14 of LaLiga Santander resulted in the fourth consecutive victory for the Galician club, which is in a spectacular state after the arrival of the new coach Coudet.
The celestial ones were superior during the majority of the encounter and they were correct in the few occasions that they had, what allowed them to take control of the three points.
The game started very busy and with different occasions in both areas. However, Celta’s midfield soon began to dominate and put Alavés behind thanks to a very good ball circulation and great offensive pressure. Fruit of the remarkable dominance would arrive first of the encounter. Renato Tapia, who played a great game, opened the ball for Lucas Olaza who was alone on the left wing. The Uruguayan’s measured center was finished off by Brais Méndez with a head in a very bad defensive action by Alavés. The ball would end up in the nets without Pacheco being able to do much, putting the 1-0 on the scoreboard.
After the goal, the Vigo team knew how to read the situation and managed to make little more happen in the remainder of the first half. The only outstanding thing, in addition, would not be far from a pleasant situation for the people of Vitoria. Rodrigo Ely retired on a stretcher in tears after poor support with his knee in an action that looked very bad and for which he would have to leave replaced by Tachi.
In the second half, Alavés came out to bite and managed to squeeze Celta a lot and put him against the ropes. In fact, they had two very clear chances, creating danger especially from the set pieces. The clearest of them would be for Joselu, whose shot was stopped by Rubén Blanco with a spectacular save. Celta could not get out of the area in which he was being completely besieged by Pablo Machín’s men.
Despite this, the celestial club was able to suffer and in the first time they managed to get out of the pressure albiazul they got the goal of tranquility. Celta made a good play that would end up in the boots of Iago Aspas on the left wing. The one from Moaña did his thing and put a precise center to Brais Méndez so that he only had to push the leather and make it 2-0. The goal did a lot of damage to Alavés since it came when they seemed to push the most. Likewise, Celta were not overly concerned about increasing the advantage they already had, so little else happened in the remaining minutes.
Relatively comfortable victory for Coudet’s team that allows him to extend his winning streak to 4, something that had not happened to him for 6 years, when Luis Enrique was still the coach. Deportivo Alavés, for its part, has a bad run and will have to improve if it wants to get away from the relegation places that it already has very, very close.