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WIN AGAINST CELTA THANKS TO THE GOALS BY TORRES AND GRIEZMANN

Atlético prepared well for Milan

Great match of Atlético against Celta in the end of season. Torres and Griezmann decided the match in the second half. The team prepared well for the final of the Champions League in Milan.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

ATLÉTICO 2 – 0 CELTA
 
Atlético de Madrid:
Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Augusto Fernández, Gabi, Koke, Saúl; Griezmann (Carrasco, 73’), and Fernando Torres (Tiago, 77’).
 
Celta: Sergio; Jonny, Hugo Mallo, Sergi Gómez, Planas; Marcelo Díaz, Orellana (Bongonda, 71’), Wass (Aspas, 59’), Pablo Hernández (Radoja, 81’); Nolito, and Guidetti.
 
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalucian Committee). Booked the home players Gabi (36’), Griezmann (47’), Savic (78’), Koke (81’); and the visiting Orellana (67’), Nolito (78’), Pablo Hernández (81’), Hugo Mallo (81’), Aspas (83’).
 
GOALS:
1-0.  52’. Fernando Torres
finishes with a sideways bicycle kick after a corner kick by Koke.
2-0.  54’. Griezmann heads to the net taking advantage of a hit to the crossbar finished by Fernando Torres.

The match that would serve to end the season at the Vicente Calderón was a party in the stands. From the kick-off, the names of the players were echoed as a tribute by a stadium devoted and grateful for the great season and to inject new energy to players for the Champions League final in Milan. The team controlled the first half, Godín could have scored but met the woodwork and Celta only had one occasion that was saved by Oblak.   

However, the team decided to game in two minutes. Two genius plays by Torres: the first one ended in goal and the second crashed the crossbar and Griezmann took advantage and headed another goal. This decided the match and the fans kept enjoying the show. The great shape of Fernando Torres could be seen, with unbelievable dribbles and spectacular finishes. This was the best way to prepare the final in Milan, competing against a great team. In addition, in the final stages of the match, Tiago returned to the playing field after the injury suffered in November. Good match from a team that took away a good dose of morale and also the affection of its fans.

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