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Guidetti will play for Alaves next season

John Guidetti will play for Alaves next season, seeing their La Liga safety trigger a clause in his loan deal from Celta Vigo. The Swedish striker arrived at the Basque club in January on a loan deal with Celta officials included a special clause that ensures they receive payment once Alaves had sealed their La Liga safety. The weekend win over Las Palmas for Abelardo’s side saw them ensure their league status – pushing further away from Deportivo, who are the only side remaining who cant be relegated from the bottom three – having…

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Celta Vigo vs Valencia: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Valencia face a difficult task of overcoming Celta Vigo in Galicia after a disappointing week that has seen them lose twice and be overtaken by Real Madrid. Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018 / Kick-off at 15:15 UK / Venue: Estadio Balaídos Defeats to Barcelona and Getafe saw them drop to fourth, albeit 10 points inside the Champions League places with five games to go. But they head north to face a tough Celta side, who are still in the hunt for a European place, but a run of one win…

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Valverde unhappy with Celta Vigo draw

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has revealed his unhappiness at the 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Tuesday evening. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were left out of the starting eleven by Ernesto Valverde as the Barca coach kept one eye on the Copa del Rey final this Saturday evening. Chances were then handed to the likes of Denis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, and it was the latter who gave the Catalan side the lead at the Balaidos. The Frenchman capitalised on a lapse in concentration in the Celta back-line and…

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Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona: Sergi Roberto receives red as visitors hold to unbeaten record

A much-changed Barcelona held on to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo as the likes of Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets were rested. Along with Pique and Busquets, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were left out of the starting eleven by Ernesto Valverde as the Barca coach kept one eye on the Copa del Rey final this Saturday evening. Chances were then handed to the likes of Denis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, and it was the latter who gave the Catalan side the lead at the Balaidos. The Frenchman capitalised…

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Juan Carlos Unzue looking to beat former employees Barcelona

Former Barcelona assistant Juan Carlos Unzue is hoping his Celta Vigo side will end the Catalan club’s unbeaten run on Tuesday evening. The Catalan side broke Real Sociedad’s La Liga record of 39 games unbeaten with the 2-1 win over Valencia at the weekend, leaving Valverde’s side on the verge of a record breaking league title. With the prospect of Valencia losing midweek, Barca can wrap up the title if they win their next two games – putting pressure on Tuesday’s game at the Balaidos. Speaking ahead of the fixture…

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Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Ernesto Valverde will make several rotations as his Barcelona side travel to Balaidos to face Celta Vigo on Tuesday evening. Celta missed the chance to close the gap on Villarreal for the final Europa League spot after their 1-0 away defeat to Leganes on the weekend, whilst Barcelona proved too strong for Valencia at the Camp Nou with goals from Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti. Barca can wrap up the title before May’s El Clasico if Atletico Madrid drop points in their next two games, meaning a win over Celta…

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Leganes 1-0 Celta Vigo: Another season of top flight football confirmed with Pepineros’ win

Asier Garitano continues to work miracles at Estadio Municipal de Butarque as his Leganes team ensured survival in La Liga courtesy of victory over Celta Vigo, who waved goodbye to hopes of a Europa League spot challenge in the final weeks of the season. In a tense first half of few chances, Leganes looked the most likely to find a breakthrough as Celta Vigo struggled to make an impact despite dominating possession. Iago Aspas enjoyed their best chance of the afternoon midway through the first period as he found space…

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Athletic Bilbao to appoint Eduardo Berizzo as next manager

Former Celta Vigo and Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has his next La Liga job lined up and will take over as coach at San Mames this summer, replacing Kuko Ziganda in the dugout. The Argentinian was sacked by Sevilla in December and has been out of work since, but Athletic are now in talks to confirm him as their next manager. According to MARCA, Berizzo has not been short of offers during his time out of the game with various offers from South America, but would prefer to remain in Spain…

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Alaves survival ensures Celta receive ‘Guidetti payment’

Alaves will be forced to pay €4m to Celta Vigo when they are mathematically safe from relegation due to the signing of John Guidetti. The Swedish striker arrived at the Basque club in January on a loan deal with Celta officials included a special clause that ensures they receive payment once Alaves had sealed their La Liga safety. The weekend win over Getafe for Abelardo’s side saw them move closer to ensuring their league status – sitting 12 points ahead of Deportivo in 18th place. Guidetti, who has been keen…

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Celta Vigo 4-0 Sevilla: Iago Aspas hits three as Montella’s side prepare for Bayern clash

Sevilla were stunned by Celta Vigo in the 4-0 loss on Saturday, a mere four days before they attempt to overcome Bayern Munich in their bid to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Following Guilherme Arana’s own goal, it was Spain international Iago Aspas who led the Celticos to victory with a 21-minute second-half hat-tick. Race for Europe hotting up The victory narrows the gap for a Europa League spot to six and puts them in good stead for Saturday’s clash against Leganes. Coach Vicenzo Montella now faces the tough challenge of regrouping…

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