Despite neither side really creating anything clear cut in terms of chances in the opening stages Correa pounced to fire home a spectacular breakthrough.
The Argentinian international seized on a loose ball in midfield, and with Villarreal stopper Geronimo Rulli out of position in goal, he lobbed him from just inside the hosts half.
WHAT A GOAL! 😱😱
Angel Correa scores from just past the halfway line! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Or6Mb6Yd1w
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) January 9, 2022
Correa’s goal continues a strong start to 2022 to for the winger after netting a brace to secure a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on their first game back in action after the winter break.
His seventh league goal of 2021/22 now brings him level with Luis Suarez as Atletico’s top league goal scorer so far this season.
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