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Celta and Athletic signed a goalless draw that condemns them to stay in a nobody's zone. Creativity was lacking in the last meters and hitting the shot.


The duel between Coudet and Marcelino was sealed with a handshake to accept the draw. There was no winner and, probably, none deserved it. It was a game full of good intentions, but lacking much creativity in the last meters and without any success in the shot. The defenders prevailed at all times over the forwards, thus reaching the logical consequence of a scoreless draw.

And that which both Celta and Athletic came out ready to hit. Villalibre tried it after four minutes with a volley from the left side. The 'buffalo' was somewhat heeled and Villar cleared without major problems. Celta immediately responded with a combination within the area between Brais and Mina, but the forward from Vigo finished somewhat forced and Unai Simón caught the ball without major shocks, the same protagonists of Celta in the next action. Brais's center and Mina's header that went wide. In the reply Lekue appeared with a center-kick that altered Villar's pulsations. The goalkeeper managed to deflect the ball in time.

The exchange of blows was frenetic, although the occasions weren't quite perfect. Both teams prowled the goal, but fell far behind in the attempt. Halfway through the first half, Tapia tried with a distant shot that went straight into the hands of Unai Simón. The first act closed, however, with two approaches from Bilbao, but Berenguer and Dani García also had wet powder.

Marcelino moved the bench at half-time. He gave entry to Muniain by Raúl García and the Biscayan captain gave another air in attack to his team. But as soon as the ball reached the vicinity of the area, the fog appeared. In fact, the only two notable occasions in the second part were blue. In the first minutes Nolito tried with a shot from outside the area that Unai Simón caught and in the last minutes, Aspas repeated the formula with a left foot that brushed the post. But it was not the day of the attacks. The hunters went with empty shotguns to Balaídos.


The Argentine Eduardo Coudet, Celta de Vigo coach, regretted that his team did not have "more clarity in the last meters" to disarm the defensive system that Athletic Club proposed to him, in a match that ended without goals and in which, their judgment made it difficult for them to "read better to generate more goal situations" .

"We faced a tough opponent, who defended well with a low block, especially with four deep and two pivots. But we always went for victory. At home we always want to win, that's the reality," he said after shock the celestial technician

He highlighted that his team had a "very good" first hour of play, but insisted that later they had to attack a "very tough" opponent in the center better on the wings due to the accumulation of footballers.

"The best way to attack them was to go in from the outside, try to double sides," commented Coudet, who praised the Peruvian international Renato Tapia - "he has helped us a lot," he said - and the winger Kevin Vázquez, who enjoyed his first start for the sanction of captain Hugo Mallo: "It had been a long time since he played and he ended up exhausted, but I am happy for him."

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