PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 22 - 12 Feb 2017 (19.45 UK)
Atletico Madrid 3 - 2 Celta Vigo
Torres 11, Carrasco 86, Griezmann 88 (AM) Cabral 5, Guidetti 88 (CV)
Estadio Vicente Calderon

In a quite fitting end to the weekend, Atletico Madrid staged a dramatic comeback to beat Celta Vigo 3-2 and move back up to fourth.

Gustavo Cabral profited from Miguel Moya’s awful punch to clear a corner in just the sixth minute as the ball cannoned off the defender’s forehead and into the back of the net.

Yet just four later, Fernando Torres scored one of the goals of the season when his bicycle kick from near the edge of Celta’s box looped over Sergio Alvarez.

Torres then had a glorious chance to pull Atleti ahead after Pablo Hernandez and Facundo Roncaglia colluded to take down Yannick Carrasco, but his penalty smacked Alvarez’s crossbar.

Carrasco then fluffed a one-on-one with Alvarez and failed to guide a volley past the goalkeeper at his near post, allowing John Guidetti to punish the Belgian at the other end, diverting Iago Aspas’ cutback past Moya.

However, with just four minutes of normal time remaining, Atleti had time for a smash-and-grab. Carrasco hit a sweet volley into the top-right corner from outside the Galicians’ box, before Kevin Gameiro cushioned the ball for Antoine Griezmann to emphatically sweep home.


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