Celta de Vigo defeated Valencia this Wednesday with the beautiful first goal of Luca De la Torre and the double of Anastasios Douvikas. advance to quarter finals Copa del Rey After a match in which the Vigo team knew how to take advantage of opportunities and resisted the pressure of the locals, who entered the game with Pepelu’s penalty goal.

In the first minutes of the match, while Valencian fans were singing “Mestalla Wants the Cup”, Pepelu centered the ball into the area, where Paulista finished with a slightly out-headed header. It was only the second minute, but the locals were willing. They showed up heavily from the beginning.

Prom lasted too little for Celta and every time he managed to get close to Jaume Doménech’s area, the intention of the black-and-white defense was stopped, but Rafa Benítez’s team was able to gradually break through the line of pressure of his former player Rubén Baraja.

The Vigo team did not waste a serious mistake after a corner from Jaume was perfectly struck by Kevin, who headed the cross into the penalty area. De la Torre, back turned, identified with heel To be the first with great genius.

The right wing became the local people’s worst nightmare The persistent Miguel Rodríguez was knocked down by Diego López during one of his entrances to the area. De Burgos Bengoechea did not hesitate and made his decision punishment. Douvikas tricked Jaume and kept him at arm’s length.

HE Valencia He was at his worst not only because of the outcome, but also because of the sensations. Baraja’s team looked tension-free: they couldn’t even get a rebound, they didn’t win any duels, they were outplayed and their midfield wasn’t functioning as usual.

However, Valencia faced a penalty penalty for handball by Domínguez after Doménech’s tackle was converted into a handball goalkeeper following Douvikas’ cross-kick. Pepelu stood in front of Iván Villar and beat him with a strike to center.

The game looked different. The Valencians cornered Celta in the area but the Vigo team held on impassively. On the verge of half-time, Valencia had multiple chances saved by Williot Swedberg.

The second part started like this high voltage. Celta wanted to put the game to sleep and Valencia, who came with Canós, wanted to revolutionize the game. The locals insisted on the shot of Diego López, which was solved by Pepelu and Villar, and Diego López preferred Jesús Vázquez, who sent high the play, expertly knitted by Pepelu and Fran Pérez.

‘Pipo’ Baraja introduced Gayà, Guillamón and Yaremchuk to equalize, while Benitez deployed Manu Sánchez and Mingueza to protect his team more and, if possible, be stronger in pressing.

The Valencian coach’s plan came close to working after a cross from Gayà to Yaremchuk, his shot hit the defender and was saved by a nervous Villar, but with 10 minutes remaining, Celta equalized with Douvikas’ shot against the whole team To take the Vigo team to the quarter finals.

Data sheet:

1 – Valencia: Jaume Doménech; Thierry, Paulista, Yarek, Jesús Vázquez (Gayà, d.63); Fran Pérez (Guillamón, m.63), Pepelu, Javi Guerra (Yaremchuk, m.75), Diego López (Otorbi, m.81); Hugo Duro and Alberto Marí (Canós, m.46)

3 – Celta de Vigo: Iván Villar; Kevin Vázquez (Manu Sánchez, m.64) Starfelt, Carlos Domínguez, Mihailo Ristic (Mingueza, m.63); Miguel Rodríguez (Hugo Álvarez, m.87), Fran Beltrán (Tapia, m.78), Sotelo, Luca de la Torre, Williot Swedberg; and Douvikas

Goals: 1-0, m.13: De la Torre. 2-0, m.18: Douvikas (p). 2-1, m.29: Pepelu (p). 3-1, m.80: Douvikas

Referee: De Burgos Bengoechea (Basque Committee). Yarek was scolded by the locals, Kevin Vázquez and Swedberg by the visitors.

Events: Match corresponding to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, held in front of 44,456 spectators at the Mestalla Stadium. A minute of silence was observed in memory of former Valencian player Ricardo Alós.