Balaidos, Spain

Attendance: 17500

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Celta Vigo

  • Álex López 36'
  • Mario Bermejo 90' +2'

2 - 1


Real Zaragoza

  • Cristian Sapunaru 26'

Krohn-Dehli takes fight to Zaragoza

Celta Vigo striker Michael Krohn-Dehli has urged his team-mates to show what they are made of as the Galician club attempt to save themselves from an immediate return to the Segunda Division.

Abel Resino's men head into Monday's potentially vital clash against second-bottom Real Zaragoza lying three points adrift at the foot of the table and five from safety.

Krohn-Dehli feels his side have deserved more this season but believes the important thing now is to show the character needed to get the out of the hole they are in.

``The table never lies, but I don't think we have the worst team in the Primera Division. We've lost a lot of very close games and others through bad luck, but that's no consolation. Now it's a question of character and forgetting the rest of the stuff,'' the Denmark international said.

Celta have picked up just one point from their last six matches and last weekend suffered a heartbreaking loss to fellow strugglers Real Mallorca when Giovani Dos Santos netted a stoppage-time winner for the Balearic club.

Krohn-Dehli concedes things are not looking good for Celta but insists they can still survive the drop.

``It's a difficult situation. It was a pain to lose in Mallorca in the last minute, but now we need to focus on the next game and try to pick up the three points, because it's still possible to achieve the objective of staying up,'' he said.

``We have pressure but we can beat Zaragoza.''

Zaragoza are in similarly poor form to Celta and are still looking for their first league win of 2013.

They held Real Madrid to a creditable 1-1 draw last month but since then have been beaten by Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona.

Zaragoza coach Manuel Jimenez, whose side were watched by almost 5,000 fans in training today as they prepared for their crunch trip to Celta, said of Monday's game: ``It's a very very important match, crucial.

``However, it is not the end of the season. If we win we won't have secured anything and if we lose neither will we be in the second division.

``It's going to be a tense match, with psychological burdens, and in which Celta are playing for as much as we are.''

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