Celta Vigo have had a true rollercoaster of a season in the 2018/19 La Liga campaign. What started off as a year fuelled by decent ambitions and standard expectations, soon turned to chaos, despair and relegation battles until the very last minute of the competition. A lot of their problems stemmed from Iago Aspas’ injury halfway through the season similarly how his recovery brought salvation in the latter stages of it.

There are not many players who influence their teams as much as Iago Aspas influences Celta Vigo, bar maybe Lionel Messi and Barcelona, but as with much everything else, the Argentine is simply off the charts and just being compared to him in this regard means that Aspas has truly risen to the occasion.

This tactical analysis will look to shed some light onto Iago Aspas’ brilliant season at Celta Vigo which saw him singlehandedly save his team from the jaws of relegation and help preserve their La Liga status.

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