Liga - Guerra shoots down 10-man Celta

Javier Guerra hit a hat-trick as Real Valladolid downed 10-man Celta Vigo 3-0 at the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla to climb out of the Liga relegation zone.

Guerra scored all three goals within a half-hour period to send Valladolid into 16th place, level with Celta on 15 points, but just beneath their rivals with an inferior goal difference.

The match remains goalless for 56 minutes but then turned in the hosts' favour when Brazilian striker Charles was dismissed for picking up a second booking.

Guerra was quick to capitalise on his side's numerical advantage, breaking the deadlock just four minutes later, firing home from the edge of the penalty area.

He grabbed a second with a looping header on 67 minutes before completing his treble with four minutes remaining to hand his side just their third win of the season.