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Griezmann scored the come back against Celta

Hard-fought and thrilling victory of Atlético against a Celta that had taken the lead twice with goals from Cabral and Guidetti. Great goals from Torres and Carrasco to tie and Griezmann sentenced on 88 minutes.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez


Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Juanfran (Vrsaljko, 46’), Savic, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Saúl (Correa, 72’), Gabi, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann and Fernando Torres (Gameiro, 75’).

Celta: Sergio; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny; Radoja, Pablo Hernández, Jozabed (Wass, 64’), Pione Sisto (Bongonda, 69’); Iago Aspas (Marcelo Díaz, 84’) and Guidetti.

Referee: Hernández Hernández (Committee of Las Palmas). Booked the home player Gabi (91’); and the visiting Guidetti (42’) and Jonny (74’).

0-1. 5’. Cabral scors with a header from the box.
1-1. 11’. Fernando Torres receives from Carrasco inside the box and scores with a spectacular bicycle kick with his back to the goal.
1-2. 78’. Guidetti adjusts to the right post of Moyá after an assist from Wass.
2-2. 86’. Carrasco connects a cleared ball from the top and scores a brilliant goal.
3-2. 88’. Griezmann scores close to the goal after a header from Gameiro.

The match had a thrilling start with two very early goals. First, it was Celta the one that went ahead, and Fernando Torres tied minutes later with a genius shot. A bicycle kick with his back to the goal that surprised Sergio. Our team tried to score the second goal with a fast game and in a breakaway from Carrasco, he was knocked down inside the box. The penalty kick was shot by Torres but he hit the crossbar. With the 1-1 tie we went to the half-time.

After the half-time, the team kept pushing to score without luck. But Celta did score their second goal at the end of the match. Guidetti scored the 1-2 and the attacks intensified. Carrasco could have tied but Sergio saved for Celta. It was the prelude of the tie because the Belgian connected a hard shot against which the rival keeper could do nothing. But there was time enough to score a goal and a play carried out by Correa with a cross to Gameiro and an assist that Griezmann scored to turn the match while the Calderón went wild. Even, Gameiro crashed a shot on the woodwork in the injury time. Great win to continue in the top positions to qualify for the Champions.