To get their first victory in quite a while since La Liga came back from their three-month pandemic COVID-19, Valencia convincingly beat Osasuna 2-0 on Sunday with goals from Goncalo Guedes and Rodrigo.
Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno hoped to have scored early yet after a VAR analysis that lasted over two minutes, the goal was taken out by the innovation in Thursday’s 3-0 misfortune at Real Madrid.
Instead, Guedes put the home side before mid-table Osasuna in the twelfth moment, and then the Portugal international furnished Rodrigo with an assist to twofold the lead in the 35th.
Valencia remains eighth, however, the success breathed life into their expectations of a top-four completion and qualifying for the Champions League, taking them to 46 points, six behind Seville in fourth place.
Making the vast majority of the meeting side Celta Vigo thrashed Alaves 6-0, earlier, to pull clear of the relegation zone, having Martin Aguirregabiria sent off in the principal half.
From a corner, Jeison Murillo headed Celta in front after 14 minutes, making amends for rejecting a spot-kick in the 0-0 draw at Real Valladolid before their leading scorer Iago Aspas changed over a penalty, in midweek.
After Aguirregabiria ‘s dismissal, Celta contorted the blade further, as Rafinha scored twice in a short time before the break to make it 4-0 ahead of halftime.
In his first match back for Celta, Nolito delighted in an ideal return, after marking in midweek from Seville with a penalty at that point laid on a Santi Mina pass to finish the course in the 86th.
Until kick-off, Celta floated one point above the relegation zone however the victory brought them up to sixteenth on 30 points, four ahead of eighteenth placed Real Mallorca with eight games remaining. Alaves, on 35, is thirteenth.