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Rising Celta curtail Athletic ambitions

Published: Monday 10 February 2014, 23.58CET
Athletic Club missed out on the chance to tighten their grip on fourth spot in the Spanish Liga as they were held to a goalless draw at improving RC Celta de Vigo.
Rising Celta curtail Athletic ambitions
Athletic coach Ernesto Valverde ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 February 2014, 23.58CET

Rising Celta curtail Athletic ambitions

Athletic Club missed out on the chance to tighten their grip on fourth spot in the Spanish Liga as they were held to a goalless draw at improving RC Celta de Vigo.

Athletic Club's hopes of tightening their grip on fourth place in the Liga was dealt a blow as they were held to a goalless draw at RC Celta de Vigo.

Ernesto Valverde's side would have moved six points clear of fifth-placed Villarreal CF with victory in Galicia but instead go away with four after a frenetic encounter. It could have been worse, with Celta enjoying the better chances and going closest just before half-time when Charles rattled the upright.

Athletic also had opportunities as the game opened up approaching full time, with Iker Muniain firing just wide and Gustavo Cabral brilliantly whipping the ball away from Kike Sola with the goal beckoning. Celta, who went into the game after back-to-back wins, might have snatched it themselves, instead picking up a point that leaves them five clear of the relegation zone.

Last updated: 11/02/14 0.14CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/02/2014 23:53 CET

10/02/2014

CeltaCelta0-0AthleticAthletic

Venue: Pontevedra

09/02/2014

SevillaSevilla1-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Moreno 15

Alexis Sánchez 34, Messi 44, 56, Fàbregas 88

Venue: Sevilla

09/02/2014

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-0LevanteLevante

Venue: San Sebastian

09/02/2014

ValladolidValladolid2-2ElcheElche

Osorio Botello 71, 78

Coro 34, Manu 66

Venue: Valladolid

09/02/2014

OsasunaOsasuna2-0GetafeGetafe

Oriol Riera 6, Torres 88

Venue: Pamplona

08/02/2014

AlmeríaAlmería2-0AtléticoAtlético

Verza 80, 86 (P)

Venue: Almeria

08/02/2014

Real MadridReal Madrid4-2VillarrealVillarreal

Bale 7, Benzema 25, 76, Jesé 64

Mario Gaspar 43, Dos Santos 69

Venue: Madrid

08/02/2014

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano4-1MálagaMálaga

Falqué 26, 63, Arbilla 28, Larrivey 45+1 (P)

Yakovenko 72

Venue: Madrid

08/02/2014

ValenciaValencia5-0BetisBetis

Mathieu 41, Paco Alcácer 44, 68, Feghouli 62, Vargas 79

Venue: Valencia

07/02/2014

EspanyolEspanyol1-0GranadaGranada

Moreno 79

Venue: Barcelona

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