In a closely contested Spanish LaLiga match on Monday night, Nigeria’s midfield maestro Oghenekaro Etebo showcased his skill with an assist, yet Las Palmas found themselves on the losing end, succumbing 2-1 to Celta Vigo at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos.
The breakthrough for Las Palmas came in the 53rd minute when Erik Exposito expertly converted Etebo’s well-timed pass, granting the visitors a momentary lead. However, Celta Vigo responded swiftly, as Johnny equalized in the 62nd minute, setting the stage for a nail-biting finish.
In the dying moments of the game, the decisive blow was struck by Celta Vigo’s Pablo Hernandez, who found the back of the net in the 89th minute, securing a hard-fought victory for the home team.
Despite Etebo’s notable contribution, Las Palmas’ struggles persist, with the loss leaving them languishing in the 18th position in the league standings, anchored in the relegation zone with 20 points. This defeat marks Las Palmas’ fifth consecutive winless fixture, comprising two losses and three draws, intensifying their battle against relegation.
Etebo’s pivotal role in Las Palmas’ lone goal exemplifies the midfielder’s prowess, but the team’s uphill battle to secure points continues as they aim to reverse their fortunes in the LaLiga Santander.