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Cádiz picked up a point at home to Celta to take their tally to 36

Cádiz CF and RC Celta Vigo shared the points in an intense, hard-fought match that brought chances for both sides, particularly in the first half. The result sees Álvaro Cervera’s men, who now have 36 points, edge closer to sealing top-flight survival.

Difference in styles evident from the get-go

Right from the off, Cádiz and Celta made it very clear what their intentions were: the hosts lay in wait for chances to win the ball back and launch quick breaks, while the Galicians showed a commitment to playing possession football throughout.

Sobrino goes close to opening the scoring

The forward, who is on loan at Cádiz from Valencia, embarked on a solo run from his own half that took him beyond the Celta defence and in on Iván Villar, only for the goalkeeper to produce a fine save, blocking with his chest to keep out what was a huge opportunity for the home team. 

Nolito responds with a powerful effort

Celta’s first notable shot on target came about courtesy of a well-hit Nolito strike from the edge of the area, which forced Cádiz keeper Conan Ledesma into a smart stop, the Argentine beating out the effort with characteristic agility.

Malbasic hits the bar!

Arriving in the box from the left, the Serb met Sobrino’s cross with a powerful shot that bounced back off the crossbar. Cádiz were putting in an excellent performance; they looked confident and were carving out dangerous attacks.

Same intensity, fewer chances

From then until the end of the first half and the opening stages of the second, there was little let-up in intensity, but the number of chances dwindled, as both sides began to find it more difficult to create threatening moments in and around the opposition box.

Choco introduction gives Cádiz greater penetration

Brought on for Álvaro Negredo on the hour mark, the Honduran forward clearly had the bit between his teeth and had two good opportunities to break the deadlock, but despite his best efforts was unable to convert. The final opening fell to Celta, Iago Aspas sending a looping header just past the far post right at the death.