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Late goal gives Celta Vigo win over relegation-wary Las Palmas in La Liga

Erik Exposito put Las Palmas ahead while Jonny Castro and Pablo Hernandez scored for Celta Vigo as they won 2-1 to move up to ninth place in La Liga. Las Palmas is 18th among the 20 teams.

football Updated: Mar 06, 2018 10:09 IST
Sergi Gomez (left) of Celta Vigo competes for the ball with Alejandro Galvez of Las Palmas during their La Liga match at Estadio Balaidos in Vigo, Spain, on Monday.
Sergi Gomez (left) of Celta Vigo competes for the ball with Alejandro Galvez of Las Palmas during their La Liga match at Estadio Balaidos in Vigo, Spain, on Monday.(Getty Images)

An 89th-minute goal by midfielder Pablo Hernandez helped Celta Vigo come from behind to beat relegation-threatened Las Palmas 2-1 in the Spanish league on Monday.

Celta moved up to ninth place, not far from the clubs fighting for a Europa League spot next season.

Las Palmas stayed 18th in the 20-team standings. It is one point behind Levante, the first team outside the relegation zone.

Erik Exposito put Las Palmas ahead early in the second half at Balaidos Stadium in Vigo, but the hosts equalized thanks to Jonny Castro in the 62nd and got the late winner with Hernandez’s shot into the top corner from inside the area.

It was Celta’s second win in its last six matches.

Las Palmas held leader Barcelona to a home draw in the previous round, but it hasn’t won in five matches.