MADRID (AP) – A late goal by striker Iago Aspas gave Celta Vigo a 1-0 victory against Real Zaragoza on Monday in the Spanish league.
Aspas connected with a cross from left back Roberto Lago to beat goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez in the 83rd minute.
Celta goalkeeper Javier Varas had been forced to save twice in the 46th minute, first from a powerful shot by Zaragoza forward Victor Rodriguez and then a header by striker Helder Postiga.
Aspas came close to having a brace but his left-foot shot was saved by goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez diving rapidly to his right in the 71st.
Celta rises to 15th place after 13 matches while Zaragoza remains 13th in the standings. League leader Barcelona is on 37 points followed by Atletico Madrid with 34.