Liga - Rayo beat Celta to keep up pressure

Rayo Vallecano beat Celta Vigo 2-0 in La Liga with goals from captain Piti and substitute Andrija Delibasic to continue their push for a European place.

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Piti in action for Rayo Vallecano (AFP)

Piti struck after 14 minutes to set Rayo on their way in Vallecas and Montenegrin Delibasic made sure of the points seven minutes from time.

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At 19th in the table, Celta Vigo are fighting for survival and remain three points adrift of safety

Rayo Vallecano are in eighth place and within striking distance of Real Betis in sixth, three points behind

Rayo Vallecano won 24 headers and had six shots, all of which were on goal

Delibasic came on for Leo in the 79th minute. The three attempts by Leo were the most of any Rayo player

Celta had 49.8% of the possession during the match

Celta had 14 shots, including two on target

Augusto Fernández had six shots for Celta, more than any of his team-mates

Jonathan Vila was brought on to replace Vadim Demidov in the 45th minute when the latter went down with an injury


Osasuna 0-2 Espanyol

Goals from Hector Moreno and Wakaso gave Espanyol a valuable 2-0 away win at Osasuna.

The Periquitos bagged the game-winner in the 51st minute through Moreno before Wakaso found the back of the net with a left-footed shot strike that came in the 91st minute.

Los Rojillos are in 15th place, just four points above the relegation zone with a record of eight wins, 15 losses and seven draws after 30 games. Los Blanquiazules now sit in 11th in the table with a record of 10 wins, 11 losses and nine draws.

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Espanyol had the ball for 36.3% of the match. They had seven shots, four of which were accurate.

Wakaso made his mark on the match for Espanyol after coming on for Simão in the 45th minute, as he scored one goal and assisted on Héctor Moreno's goal.

The two attempts by Christian Stuani were the most of any Espanyol player.Osasuna actually came out on top in terms of ball possession, posting a 63.7% possession rate during the contest.

Osasuna managed 13 shots, but it was not enough. They also completed 396 passes and had 26 crosses in the match.Emiliano Armenteros had three shots for Rojillos, more than any of his team-mates.

The combination of Oier to De las Cuevas was the most common during the match, as the two players connected 15 times.

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