Celta Vigo 0 - 1 Levante

Match info: La Liga at Balaidos

Date: 21/10/2013 KO: 19:00 Ref: A Alvarez Izquierdo Att: 7,000

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Celta Vigo

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Levante

Pape Diop 89

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  • Last Updated: October 20 2013, 19:06 BST

Levante midfielder Sergio Pinto insists his side have put their agonising defeat to Real Madrid out of their system as they prepare to face free-falling Celta Vigo at the Estadio Balaidos on Monday night.

Sergio Pinto: Defeat in Madrid now in the past
Sergio Pinto: Defeat in Madrid now in the past

Joaquin Caparros' men looked on course for a famous win over Madrid two weeks ago before two injury-time goals earned the visitors a narrow 3-2 win.

Pinto said: "What happened in Madrid made it difficult for the next few days, but we got over it and now it is time to think about facing Celta Vigo.

"We have had two weeks' rest, which is often good and sometimes not so much. But we have worked well and we will go to Vigo psyched up for a victory."

Levante's problems pale in comparison to those of Celta, who have taken just two points from their last six games and fallen to 17th place.

Coach Luis Enrique admits it is imperative his side claim their first home win of the season on Monday if they are to begin the difficult process of turning their season around.

Enrique said: "The players and coaching staff are convinced we are on the right track, but it is the results that matter.

"We need to win in order to give ourselves confidence, and now is the time to break the duck and win our first game at home and not prolong the agony any longer."

Celta have a doubt over Argentinian midfielder Augusto Fernandez due to a leg injury, but goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez could be fit to return after receiving the all-clear following an ankle complaint.


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