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VIGO---Celta Vigo swept to a shock 4--1 victory
over Barcelona, while Real Madrid went top of the
Spanish league with a 2--1 win over Athletic Bilbao
yesterday on a mixed night for the title contenders.
Two goals by Iago Aspas helped Celta to a con-
vincing victory over Barcelona and second place in
the table, level on 13 points with Madrid after five
rounds. Celta is second for having conceded more
goals than the capital club.
Karim Benzema scored twice for Madrid, opening
the scoring in the 19th minute after intercepting a
terrible back-pass by Mikel San Jose and racing for-
ward to steer the ball past goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz.
Sabin Merino equalised with a header, the first
goal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has conceded
this season, but Benzema scored his fifth goal so far
this season after latching onto Francisco "Isco" Alar-
con s pass in the 70th.
Elsewhere, Rayo Vallecano beat Sporting Gijon 2--1
and Levante drew 2--2 with Eibar. Villarreal beat
Malaga 1--0, while Sevilla---that has yet to win a
match this season and is bottom of the league---lost
2--0 to newly promoted Las Palmas in the Canary
Manuel "Nolito" Agudo opened the scoring in the
25th minute at Celta s Balaidos Stadium with a lofted
scoring the first
goal during a
Spanish La Liga
between RC Celta
and FC Barcelona,
at the Balaídos
stadium in Vigo,
Celta won 4--1.
shot that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen
got his fingertips to, but couldn t keep out. It was
the attacking midfielder s fifth goal this season.
Barcelona conceded again three minutes later when
Aspas pounced on a poor pass by Gerard Pique, raced
forward and lifted the ball over Ter Stegen.
Aspas then sprinted up the field and side-footed
the ball past a stranded Ter Stegen in the 55th.
Neymar pulled one back for Barcelona by powering
in Lionel Messi s pass in the 80th, but Sweden forward
John Guidetti made it 4--1 from close range three
Messi had forced a fine save in the first half and
hit the post in the second on a luckless night for the
Argentina forward. (AP)
Celta Vigo stuns Barcelona 4--1, Real Madrid wins
ZURICH---Fifa has been urged by Switzerland s
attorney general to hand over emails used by Jerome
Valcke, its secretary general who was suspended
Valcke was implicated by a Fifa ticketing partner
in using his Fifa and Google email accounts to discuss
a 2014 World Cup black market tickets deal.
The office of Swiss federal prosecutor Michael
Lauber has now stepped up pressure Fifa to unblock
access to Valcke s correspondence.
Lauber s spokesman Andre Marty said yesterday
that the prosecutor has filed a request directly to Fifa
Valcke denies a ticket agent s claims that he sought
cash from sales of top-category tickets for matches
in Brazil he knew were being offered at several times
Lauber is investigating possible criminal misman-
agement and money laundering in Fifa s business.
asks Fifa to hand
over Valcke's emails
ZURICH---The president of the Japanese football
association still expects Fifa s next executive com-
mittee meeting to take place in Japan, despite a
decision by soccer s ruling body to reconsider its
original plan during this week s session in Zurich.
The meeting had previously been scheduled for
December 17-18 during the Club World Cup in Japan.
However, Fifa announced Tuesday that the "place
and date" would be decided this week, surprising
some officials in Zurich.
JFA President Kuniya Daini said yesterday through
a translator he "hasn t heard anything official" about
where the event will take place, but expects it to be
Hosting the meeting at the home of Fifa in Zurich
would significantly diminish the risk of arrests, includ-
ing of Fifa President Sepp Blatter, amid separate US
and Swiss investigations into corruption in world
Football officials have been reluctant to visit coun-
tries which have an extradition treaty with the United
States, which spearheaded the main investigation
earlier this year. (AP)
Japanese still expect
executive meeting to
take place in Japan
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