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Sports News
Real Madrid beats Celta Vigo 2-0 to go top in Spain
 
Barcelona, Jan 3 (AP) Marco Asensio and Lucas V zquez set one another up for goals to help Real Madrid earn a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo, as the defending champions edged one point above Atl tico Madrid at the top of the Spanish league.

Second-place Atl tico has played three fewer matches than Madrid and will have the chance to return to the top when it visits Alav s on Sunday.

Asensio crossed to the far post for V zquez to head in Madrid's opener in the sixth minute. V zquez then set up his fellow forward for Asensio to double the lead in the 53rd.

"We played a complete match from start to finish," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. We controlled the game, were balanced in our transitions between attack and defense, and recovered the ball with our pressure.

"We are feeling good. But there is still a long way to go in this league," Zidane said about the title race as the league approaches its midway point.

Celta had arrived at Madrid's Alfredo Di St fano stadium as one of the hottest teams in Spain. But V zquez and Asensio punished Celta for its aggressive pressure which left too much space on the flanks.

It was the first loss in seven rounds for Celta since former player Eduardo Coudet took over as coach in November. Celta remained in eighth place.

Madrid was without central defender Sergio Ramos due an unspecified stomach ailment.

But this was unlike other matches which Madrid has struggled to win in his absence. Replacement Nacho Fern ndez stepped in and made two stops to snuff out Celta's only shots on goal.

V zquez's goal came seconds after Nacho cleared a goal-bound shot that Iago Aspas had chipped over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Celta lost top scorer Aspas to an apparent right-thigh problem. He walked off the field grimacing when substituted, seconds before Asensio scored Madrid's second goal after a quick counterattack started by Luka Modric's interception of a pass by Jeison Murillo.

Asensio's goal was his first of the season. The 24-year-old forward is slowly regaining his form since he returned in June after several months spent recovering from a ligament tear.

Nacho was also shielding Courtois' net to block a stoppage-time effort by Miguel Baeza.

"Losing our top player made it tougher for us, but we stayed in the game and looked to score until the very end, so that is going to help going forward, Coudet said.

DERBY DRAW

Sevilla needed goalkeeper Yassine Bounou to save Nabil Fekir's penalty kick so it could salvage a 1-1 draw with a Real Betis side that was missing several players due to COVID-19 infections.

Jes s Suso Fern ndez put Sevilla ahead against the flow of play in the 48th. Sergio Canales converted a penalty after Diego Carlos fouled Loren Mor n in the box to level for Betis in the 53rd. It was Canales' third goal in two matches since returning from injury.

Fekir stepped up to the spot for Betis with 15 minutes remaining after he was fouled by Marcos Acu a, only to have his attempt smothered by Bounou.

Mexico forward Diego Lainez led Betis in the first half, when he set up Fekir and Canales for shots that narrowly missed.

Betis was without Joaqu n S nchez, Andr s Guardado, Mart n Montoya and lex Moreno after they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sevilla was left in fifth place and Betis in ninth.

The Seville derby is usually held amid an intense fan rivalry. This time it was played without spectators like the rest of the matches in Spain due to the pandemic restrictions.

MORENO SCORES

Gerard Moreno led Villarreal to a 2-1 win over Levante after netting his ninth goal of the season to leave him equal with Celta's Aspas as the competition's top scorers.

Moreno added to Fernando Ni o's opener when the Spain striker slotted a right-footed shot just inside the upright in the 54th.

Moreno also hit the post late after Levante substitute Sergio Le n pulled one back with a header.

VALLADOLID WINS

Israel forward Shon Weissman scored in the first half as Valladolid won 1-0 at Getafe and escaped the relegation zone.


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KERALA NEWS
Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was  
Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans
 Seoul, Jan 18 (AP) North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
Kremlin critic Navalny departs Berlin on Moscow-bound flight
NATIONAL NEWS
Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content
 Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazo
Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi
COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity
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