Apart from a brief switch to Liverpool and some loans Iago Aspas‘ name has always been linked to Celta Vigo and he has just finished the La Liga season on a personal high and had a very good season.
Aspas earned 89 points and was overall ranked as the 5th best striker in La Liga, that is no mean feat for a player from Celta Vigo. Aspas scored an incredible 20 goals from just 27 games, 26 of those games he started in and he also assisted in a further 6 goals.
Celta Vigo were able to keep six clean sheets when he played and he was booked five times over the season. What is remarkable is that Aspas was such a vital player for the club as he was involved in 26 of their goals from a grand total of 53 goals.
In the end Celta Vigo survived and only just from relegation as they finished in 17th place, and there is no doubt that the club remain in La Liga because of Aspas’ goals.
Aspas’ striker ranking for Spain’s La Liga finished at 14th and overall with all the major leagues combined he is ranked at 39th.
Aspas did not start the season off well, in his first game he didn’t score as Celta Vigo could only draw with Espanyol 1-1 and he also picked up a yellow card. In the next game Celta won but again he didn’t score and it meant that Aspas started his first 2 games with a total of -1 point.
But his form soon picked up and he scored points in his next 4 games, including scoring a brace against Real Valladolid in a match that was thrilling and ended 3-3 and he picked up 8 points. His biggest points haul of the season came in the game at home to Eibar which Celta Vigo won 4-0, Aspas scored a hat-trick and also earned bonus points as a consequence and earned a massive 14 points that weekend.
The best period though for Aspas was as the season was concluding and it looked like Celta Vigo could be relegated, both himself and the team fought bravely and in the last 9 league games he earned points in eight of them which ended up totalling 47 points and so more than half of his points were earned in this time period as he went soaring up the rankings.
Aspas only went 8 games in the season where he didn’t score a point and also his worst points total for a match was -1 point, this means that he stayed quite consistent throughout the season.
It’s interesting to note that Aspas earned exactly the same points (89) as he did the season before and at 31 he looks to be finding his best form for Celta Vigo.
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