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Aspas strikes as Celta Vigo crush Elche to end losing streak in LaLiga


ELCHE: Veteran striker Iago Aspas’ fifth-minute goal was enough to power Celta Vigo to run through the winless Elche and ended their eight-match losing streak in the ongoing LaLiga 2022/23.

The rock-bottom Elche continued to struggle in the ongoing season of the Spanish league as they remain the only team without a win after 16 league matches.

Elche’s defeat came following an unwanted start to the year 2023 as the side relegated from the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 1-0 loss at the hands of third-division club Ceuta.

Newly-appointed coach Pablo Machín also failed to turn the fortune in the bottom-ranked Elche’s favour as he sustained his third defeat after taking the charge. His first match was a 2-0 loss at Atlético Madrid before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Celta Vigo, which got the match-winner in just the fifth minute off Aspas, ended their eight-match losing streak, while their last triumph was in October against Real Betis. It also had been eliminated in the Copa del Rey midweek.

The triumph over Elche lifted Celta Vigo to 16th spot, three points clear of the relegation zone.

On the other hand, Cadiz also enjoyed a similar outcome in their match at Valencia as the side ended a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 triumph over the hosts and moved out of the relegation zone.

Cadiz, however, found their match-winner in the ninth minute when Ruben Alcaraz struck from just outside the box off Ruben Sobrino’s astounding assist having carried the ball all the way through before firing a perfect pass.

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