Celta beaten again ahead of Man Utd visit

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MADRID: Celta Vigo were beaten for the fifth time in six La Liga games, go­ing down 3-0 at home to Ath­letic Bil­bao on Sun­day with the Gali­cians dis­tracted by Thurs­day’s Europa League semi-fi­nal against Manch­ester United.

Ed­uardo Ber­izzo made nine changes from the side that started Thurs­day’s 2-1 de­feat at Sevilla and Ath­letic’s greater de­sire for the points showed as they boosted their bid to qual­ify for next sea­son’s Europa League.

Raul Gar­cia struck ei­ther side of half-time be­fore Mikel Rico wrapped up a vi­tal three points for the vis­i­tors to take them above Basque ri­vals Real So­ciedad into sixth.

Else­where, Le­ganes failed to take a step closer to sur­vival as they were beaten 2-0 at Eibar.

Alaves came from a goal down to thrash Real Betis 4-1.

And De­portivo la Coruna moved eight points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone with just three games re­main­ing thanks to a 2-2 draw at al­ready rel­e­gated Osasuna. AFP

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