A superior Osasuna is reunited with victory

The goals from Roncaglia and Calleri and the pressure from Osasuna were the keys.


Osasuna and Celta faced a match that the two needed to win. The rojillos wanted to erase the bad image offered against Levante and put an end to the streak of two consecutive defeats. Oscar's also arrived with the need to correct mistakes and add three at a time. Jagoba Arrasate revolutionized the team, introducing up to 6 changes and modifying all the lines, except for the goal. The Vigo technician introduced three changes. The rojillos began warning after a corner kick and a comb from Lucas Torró, Iñigo Pérez tried from the front of the area. The two teams were trying but there was no clear dominator. Celta tried to take advantage of the cons and waited and the Navarrese pressed well and played directly.

In the 23rd minute, Roncaglia advanced his team, after collecting a rebound, with a spectacular goal from the edge of the area. His shoe slipped through the squad without Iván Villar doing anything and the Argentine, remembering his past at Celta, did not celebrate. It was about half an hour into the game when Iago Aspas was about to draw, which prevented a good intervention from Sergio Herrera. As a result of the goal, Osasuna fell back a bit to try to maintain his advantage. It was difficult for Celta to put depth to the game and circulate the ball in the center of the field, and those of Arrasate had possession of the ball. The Navarrese were comfortable and managed to reach the break with an advantage on the scoreboard. Already in the second half he tried not to lose control of the game, but Celta, who were mounting dangerous cons, was not willing to lower his arms and the game went back and forth in the first bars. After a good steal from Oier, Calleri had a good chance but ran out of angle. Shortly after, it was Celta who forgave the tie. However, Óscar's team had difficulty having continuity and playing in the rival field.

Arrasate reinforced the midfield with the entry of Moncayola and the exit of Enric Gallego. The rojillos pressed well and in a good combination on the left wing, Oier put a good ball to Calleri who went in with his head with everything but his ball went just touching the crossbar. A run-down Celta saw how in the 75th minute, Calleri, with a header, scored the two to dear, after a pass from Roncaglia. Celta tried without success, with an Osasuna he canceled it with his pressure, and the points, deservedly, stayed in Pamplona. The rojillos once again showed their best face and found victory again.

Arrasate: "We have to improve a lot"

The Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, has declared on the three points achieved today against Celta that give them peace of mind, but has warned that the rojillos will have to "improve a lot" to improve their performance. The Basque coach has valued "positively" the version shown this Sunday by Osasuna a week after losing 1-3 to Levante and thinks that the key to this has been "recognizing that we were not well." "I think we had the advantage of not having played during the week, things as they are," said Arrasate about a victory in which his team has grown as the minutes passed. The coach has been happy for the image that has given an Osasuna full of news in the starting eleven that has set a good game after a "hard week". "We have maintained the block and we have signed very well, but the team must go further," Berriatúa's said about some players who "have room for improvement." Regarding the ownership of Torró, Arrasate has highlighted the good predisposition of Alicante to "improve and contribute" stepping on the rival area and putting pressure on the opposing team. "In the second half we were at our level and we deserved that second goal. I liked not having speculated on the scoreboard despite winning 1-0," replied the red-and-white coach. —EFE

Óscar García: "It is worrying that out of three occasions they score us two goals"

Celta's coach, Óscar García, said about the defeat suffered in El Sadar against Osasuna (2-0) that it is worrying for his team to have conceded two goals out of three occasions created by the reds. García commented in the post-match press conference that his team is trying to reduce the goals they receive, since "practically every chance they believe us is a goal. We are trying to improve because if not, it is very difficult to win games." The coach has regretted that, despite having played with offensive players, Celta has not been effective in the middle and offensive field to be able to take the three points. "We have not lost due to lack of dedication and intensity, I think we have equaled Osasuna in that," said the visiting coach today before saying that Roncaglia's goal was an action "that you cannot control." García believes that what his team lacks is "imbalance and definition" and has assured after putting young Miguel Rodríguez on the field, that he is a technician who trusts all his men who does not care how old they are . The Celtic coach has thrown balls out when asked about possible reinforcements, but has also stated that "what has to happen will happen". Finally, García has assured that he has no doubt about his permanence in the First Division after showing a bad image against the Navarrese team. —EFE

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