Celta Vigo miss chances in La Liga draw

Relegation-threatened Celta Vigo have been held to a goalless draw at home by Valladolid, the draw leaving them planted in the La Liga danger zone.

As a result Celta are still a point from safety before the rest of this round over the weekend, while Valladolid remained 14th after Friday's match.

Celta's Santi Mina had a great opportunity to grab a 90th-minute winner when he met a cross free of a marker in the centre of the area, only for his shot to go wide.

Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip saved shots by Iago Aspas, Nestor Araujo and Pione Sisto before half-time.

The most serious threat by the visitors came early on from Pablo Hervias who forced goalkeeper Serio Alvarez to parry his strike with one hand.

"We got into their area several times, but the shots wouldn't go in, above all mine in the first half. It just wasn't to be," Aspas said.

"The point is good, but it is too bad we couldn't take all three."

Despite having a squad with several talented attacking players, Celta have only three wins through 15 rounds.

They fired coach Fran Escriba at the beginning of this month and since have registered a win, loss and draw under replacement Oscar Garcia.