March 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm
Sevilla 4-1 Celta Vigo
Sevilla: Negredo 12′, 29′, 68′, Medel 66′.
Celta Vigo: Augusto Fernandez 40′.
Alvaro Negredo’s mesmerising hat-trick was the difference as Sevilla romped a 4-1 win over strugglers Celta Vigo at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The home side took an early lead when Negredo opened the scoring after just 12 minutes.
The 27-year-old doubled the home side’s advantage just before the half hour mark, crisply finishing to add his second of the night.
However, Celta, who had a flurry of chances, got a reward for their persistence. Iago Aspas, somehwat rejuveneated under new coach Abel Resino, found Augusto Fernandez with a delightful ball with the latter duly converting to half the home’s side’s deficit.
Both sides burrowed their way forward in search of a game changer and it was Unai Emery’s men who sealed the deal with two quickfire goals. First, Gary Medel rifled one in from the edge of the area before just two minutes later, the imperious Negredo grabbed his hat-trick to rub salt into the Celta wounds.
Sevilla move up to 10th with slim hopes of gaining a European spot while Celta remain in the relegation places, two points off Real Zaragoza in 17th but with just one win from their last eight in all competitions.