MIN 11: Foul by Tierney (Real Sociedad) against Miguel Rodríguez (Celta de Vigo).
MIN 8: Renato Tapia is left lying on the ground due to a crash inside the Real Sociedad area.
MIN 5: Tierney hits a ball into the heart of the area where there is no receiver.
MIN 3: Foul by Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad) against Renato Tapia (Celta de Vigo).
MIN 1:Real Sociedad goal! Mikel Oyarzabal scores 1-0 with a good header. The defense did not react.
MIN 1: Start the match.
ANTEROOM: The Celta and Real Sociedad delegations leave in Balaídos.
Confirmed lineups for Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad
Celta Vigo: Iván Villar; Kevin, Starfelt, Carlos Dominguez, Ristic; Miguel Rodríguez, Tapia, Jailson, Hugo Álvarez; Williot Swedberg and Douvikas.
Real society: Remiro; Aramburu, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Tierney; Brais, Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; Becker, André Silva and Oyarzabal.
Tapia, from ostracism to leadership in Celta
Renato Tapia prevailed against destiny: from ostracism to leadership in Celta de Vigo
The 28-year-old Peruvian midfielder has gone from being a residual athlete to an indispensable reference in the Vigo team in the 2023-24 season. His renewal is the main theme in Balaídos.
Like a phoenix, Renato Tapia has resurfaced opposing all those who saw him defeated. From a lot of work, effort and attitude He has managed to prevail against destiny as well as the technical command of Celta de Vigowhose officials -initially- had invited him to retire to leave his place for another international reinforcement.
Celta de Vigo, focused on the Copa del Rey
The club ‘Vigo‘has decided to have all its available troops (except for those injured and summoned to the African Cup of Nations) for the decisive match against Real Sociedad. In such a way that the strategist Rafael Benítez has called up 23 athletesfive of them coming from the minor categories (Coke Carrillo, Hugo Álvarez, Hugo Sotelo, Carlos Domínguez and Miguel Rodríguez).
The most important presence on the payroll’celtist‘is that of Renato Tapia, who in recent days has established himself as the most valuable footballer on the main team. Recently, on the last date of LaLiga, he was considered the MVP, although the designation was put in the background due to the adverse result that prevented the good ‘celeste’ dynamic from being extended.
In the midst of that situation, Tapia raised his voice: “I’ll agree that we were fighting until the 90th minute. That’s the good thing. A battle was lost, but not the war, so we continued. The team continues adding, going upwards. There are many boys who, individually, are growing”.