Aspas stays hot, leads Celta to another Spanish league win

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MADRID (AP) — Veteran striker Iago Aspas added to his great start to the season by scoring twice in Celta Vigo's 3-0 rout of last-placed Cádiz in the Spanish league on Friday.

The double took Aspas' tally to five goals from four matches, putting him at the top of the scoring list ahead of the weekend games. Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Real Betis' Borja Iglesias have four each.

The result kept Cádiz as the only team yet to win a point or score. The team from southern Spain, which just barely avoided relegation last season, has been outscored 10-0 in its losses to Real Sociedad, Osasuna, Athletic Bilbao and Celta.

The 35-year-old Aspas scored in the 56th and 75th minutes for Celta. Óscar Rodríguez found the net in the 62nd at Balaídos Stadium.

On Saturday, Real Madrid and Betis meet in a showdown between the only league teams with a perfect start. Another high-profile matchup will pit a Barcelona that is carrying momentum against a Sevilla that is yet to win. Atlético Madrid, coming off two wins and a loss, visits Real Sociedad.


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