Athletic scores 2 late goals to beat Celta in Spanish league

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 20, 2016 10:04 AM
Athletic scores 2 late goals to beat Celta in Spanish league
FILE - Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, left, goes to celebrates the goal of Inigo Lekue, center, after scoring his team's third goal during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Sassuolo, at the San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao scored two late goals in the last Spanish league game before the winter break, coming from behind to beat Celta Vigo 2-1 Monday.

Iago Aspas put the visitors ahead in the 54th minute.

Aritz Aduriz equalized by converting a penalty kick in the 82nd and Mikel San Jose netted the winner from the edge of the area in the third minute of stoppage time.

Celta played a man down from the 80th as defender Facundo Roncaglia was sent off with a second yellow card.

It was the third straight home victory for Athletic, which is seventh with 26 points, 11 fewer than leader Real Madrid.

Celta, winless in three games, dropped to 13th.

The league resumes on Jan. 6.

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