Spain striker Paco Alcacer and Dani Parejo scored two goals apiece to lead Valencia to a commanding 5-1 victory at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain striker
The duo also combined for several good passing moves against a third-place Celta side that failed to convert several scoring chances during the first hour.
Alcacer worked a one-two passing combination with Parejo to open the scoring at
Alcacer added to the lead seconds after the restart when he poached Jonathan Castro's poor pass before he set up Parejo to score again in the 64th.
Parejo got a third assist when
Valencia's first away win the league in four outings came three days after a disappointing 1-0 loss at Ghent in the
"We were all looking for a win like this one," Parejo said. "You saw a Valencia with its pride stung and we brought it all out."
Celta wasted a chance to take the overnight lead before leader Real Madrid and second-place Barcelona play on Sunday. It remained three points behind the front-runners and can be overtaken by
Celta dictated the pace for most of the match until it fell behind 4-1 from Parejo's second goal.
"We conceded goals that normally we don't concede, but I think we have enough of a team to bounce back from this," said Celta defender