- Celta Vigo picked up their first win of the new La Liga season as they beat Girona in an exciting encounter
- Iago Aspas scored his third goal in his third game of the new campaign as he inspired Celta Vigo to victory
- Girona had numerous chances during the game to score but never really threatened the Celta Vigo goal
An Iago Aspas goal has fired Celta Vigo to their first win of the new La Liga season.
Celta took on newly promoted Girona in the opening game of match week 3 and had to fight for all three points in the game.
Both sides traded attempts in the first half, but neither had the best chances to score. Cristhian Stuani had Girona’s first chance but his tame header on target was easily saved by Agustin Marchesin in the Celta goal.
Celta had decent attempts themselves as Carles Perez ans Oscar Rodriguez constantly looked threatening.
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The first half flew by relatively quicky with both sides level at the break.
It then took just four minutes for Aspas to change that. The 35-year-old striker smashed a ball back across the keeper and into the back of the net to give Celta the lead. The goal marked Aspas’ third goal in three games, which followed on from his exceptional outing last season.
Aspas was the leading Spanish scorer in La Liga last season as he notched up 17 goals.
Aspas turned provider later in the half when he set up Augusto Solari, but the winger blasted his shot over the bar.
Solari then fed Rodriguez soon after, but he too failed to capitalise on his chance.
Girona had a few half-decent attempts in the second half but never looked likely to grab a goal back. Reinier missed their best chance of the second 45 minutes as he also sent his shot high, wide, and not so handsome.
Celta then saw out the rest of the half to secure their first victory of the season.
Valencia and Atletico Madrid clash, while Real Madrid and Barcelona face tricky fixtures in match week 3
Matchday three of the new La Liga season gets underway today, and there promises to be some entertaining fixtures.
Champions Real Madrid look like strong contenders to claim the title once again, while Barcelona’s new squad shows signs of being a force to be reckoned with.
Valencia and Atletico Madrid, two sides who were expected to be strong challengers this season, have had a mixed bag of fortunes thus far.