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Bilbao holds off Celta Vigo

Bilbao, Spain (Sports Network) - Athletic Bilbao notched its third win in four games on Monday after claiming a 3-2 win over Celta Vigo at the San Mames.

Charles put Celta ahead 14 minutes into the match, but his opener was canceled out four minutes later by Mikel San Jose, who equalized for Athletic.

Celta earned a penalty kick in the 27th, but Charles failed to convert his spot kick, allowing the home side to remain on level terms entering halftime.

The second half belonged to Bilbao as Andoni Iraola and Benat scored goals seven minutes apart for the hosts, while Celta could only manage to pull one goal back through Santi Mina, leaving the club with its first defeat of the season.

Monday's other contest saw Elche earn its third draw in four games as the team played out a 0-0 stalemate at home against Valladolid.

09/16 17:59:55 ET


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