Kevin Gameiro climbs off the bench to fire Valencia CF into the UEFA Europa League last 16 against ten-man Celtic and with two clean sheets over the two legs (3-0 on aggregate)
Valencia CF played against Celtic Football Club in the UEFA Europa League in the second leg of the last 32 at 6.55 pm (5.55 pm BST) kick-off time at Mestalla. Valencia CF collected a 0-2 advantage in the tie last Thursday at Celtic Park last Thursday.
Valencia CF had a good start to the game and comfortably in control of the match and the tie. Celtic were down to ten men. Jeremy Toljan was sent off for a double booking for a foul on Gonçalo Guedes.
Carlos Soler had the first chance for Valencia CF but his curling shot went off target. Moments later Parejo had another chance after Rubén Sobrino nodded it on and his deflected shot brought a fingertip save out of Scott Bain.
Ferran Torres had another chance after a great Gonçalo Guedes pass but his left-footed shot went just over the bar. Rubén Sobrino had the final kick of the first half with a powerful attempt which brought Scott Bain into a save.
The first half between Valencia CF and Celtic Football Club finished scoreless with nothing to separate the sides and all to play for in the second half. Valencia CF had a brighter start to the second half looking to score and make the numerical advantage pay.
Daniel Wass had the first second-half chance for Valencia CF after connecting with a great cross at the edge of the area but Scott Bain claimed it.
Kevin Gameiro broke the deadlock after a Parejo pass into Daniel Wass who headed it onto Kevin Gameiro’s stride who slotted it away from close range with 20 minutes of normal left to play making an instant impact off the bench after replacing Rubén Sobrino.
The match between Valencia CF and Celtic finished 1-0 for Valencia CF. They will be back in action in LaLiga away at CD Leganés on Sunday 24th of February at 12 pm kick-off time at Butarque on matchday 25 of LaLiga Santander.
0. Glasgow Celtic: Bain, Toljan, Ajer, Boyata, Simunovic, McGregor, Brown, Hayes, Christie, Forrest (Edouard, m.63) and Burke (Johnston, m.73).
Goals: 1-0. M. 70: Gameiro.
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)., Brown and Hayes of Celtic. He sent off Toljan for a double yellow in the 37th minute.
Observations: Return leg of the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League, played this Thursday to 6.55 pm at Mestalla before 36,619 spectators, with over 2000 Celtic fans in attendance.
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