Fase Ascenso VCF Mestalla - Jornada 2 - 27/05/2017 18:00h

Valencia Mestalla 3
1 Celta de Vigo B
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VCF Mestalla book their ticket for the next round at Mestalla against Celta B (3-1)

Mayo, 27 2017 -

VCF Mestalla were back with a bang at Mestalla for the second leg of the first round in the play-offs for promotion to la Liga 1|2|3. Zotko equaliser and Rafa Mir close range goal and Nacho Gil late cross-strike  completed the scoreline for VCF Mestalla to go through to the next round.


VCF were off to a good start into the game but five minutes into the half, Borja Iglesias capitalised on a VCF Mestalla defensive mistake against the run of play. On 14 minutes Sivera made a great save to a dangerous shot. The game opened up VCF Mestalla were looking for an equaliser while  the opposition were looking to extend their lead.

On 29 minutes, Eugeni had a long-range shot that went just off target. Two minutes later Zotko drew it back level with a powerful header following a Sito corner kick. The first half finished deadlocked at 1-1 with nothing to separate the sides and all to play for in the second half.

VCF Mestalla were off to a much brighter start in the second  half, showing  their stalls in attack and pushing Celta B on the back foot. The first meaningful chance of the second half fell to Nacho Gil with a bending effort that whistled over the top corner.

Rafa Mir, forced the opposition keepper into a save with a shot from outside the area close to the 1-hour mark in the game. VCF Mestalla were relentless up front pushing and pressing Celta B.

Zotko, tested the keeper with 64 minutes on the clock but his effort was pushed away by the keeper; and with 20 minutes of normal time left to play Nacho Vidal recovered the ball to set up Rafa Mir with a foward pass who drilled home from close range.

Rafa Mir could have grabbed his second of the game with a splendid long-range shot from midfield that was turned behind by the opposition keeper. Five minutes later, a delightful link-up play between Nacho Vidal and Nacho Gil was beautifully dispatched into the back of the net by the latter with a cross-strike to complete the scoreline with five minutes of normal time left to play.

The scoreline remained unchanged and VCF Mestalla booked their place into the second round of the promotion play-offs to La Liga 1I2I3.

Match details:

3. VCF Mestalla: Antonio Sivera, Nacho Vidal, Lato, Zotko, Charlie, Gregorio, Nacho Gil, Quim ©, Rafa Mir (Jordi Sánchez, min.88), Eugeni (Iván Cifu, min.73), Sito (Diego Caballo, min.84).

1. RC Celta B: Iván, Kevin ©, Samu, Roger, Alende, Borja (Dani Molina, min.83), Juan Mera (Juan Hernández, min. 62), Brais, Borja Iglesias, Gus, Hicham.

Goals: 0-1 Borja Iglesias (Min. 6), 1-1 Iván Zotko (Min.31), 2-1 Rafa Mir (Min.70), 3-1 Nacho Vidal (Min.87)

Referee: Luis Collado López, booked Borja Iglesias with a yellow card (min. 26) and Borja Fenández (min.74).  Grego Sierra (min.25),  Lato (min.65) and Nacho Gil (min. 71) for VCF Mestalla.

Observations: Second leg of the first round of the promotion play-offs to Segunda División, played at Mestalla in front of 12,000 fans.