Celta Vigo snatches late La Liga victory from Alaves

Vigo (Spain), Jan 16 (IANS) Celta Vigo managed to snatch three important points as they defeated Alaves in the dying minutes at La Liga here.

The Galician team edged past Alaves 1-0 at the Balaidos stadium in round 18 of the Spanish competition on Sunday, reports Efe.

Serbian defender Nemanja Radoja scored the match’s decisive goal in the 89th minute, shortly before the referee blew the whistle.

Despite being one man down for 46 minutes after Moroccan defender Zouhair Feddal was sent off for being booked twice, hosts Celta only managed to score late in the tie.

Celta Vigo currently holds the eighth position in the league’s standings with 27 points, while Alaves remains 12th with 22 points.