Atletico Madrid are firmly in the top four after winning 1-0 over Celta Vigo


Atletico Madrid are firmly in the top four after winning 1-0 over Celta Vigo

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Atletico Madrid only narrowly managed a 1-0 win when they hosted Celta Vigo in the 35th week of the 2023/24 La Liga at the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday evening WIB.

Atletico’s winning goal was scored by Argentine midfielder Rodrigo De Paul towards the end of the second half.

The victory strengthens Athletic in the top four positions of the table by collecting 70 points, eight points ahead of Athletic Bilbao in fifth place.

Meanwhile, Celta Vigo are still in 16th place with 34 points from 34 games, as reported by the Italian League’s official website.

Diego Simeone’s team immediately accelerated from the kick-off and threatened Celta Vigo with a goal several times

However, several attacks by Angel Correa, Samuel Lino and Rodrigo Riquelme failed to produce goals.

Celta Vigo responded several times on the counterattack, but their efforts did not really damage Atletico’s goal, defended by Jan Oblak. The first half ended goalless.

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In the second half Simeone tried to change the attack by introducing Alvaro Morata in place of Lino. However, the changes on the front line had no impact.

In the second half, Vigo actually applied more pressure in the second half, although Atletico’s defense was still solid enough to penetrate.

In the 59th minute, Celta Vigo had a golden opportunity thanks to Iago Aspas’s kick into the penalty area following Bamba’s cross. Unfortunately, Oblak managed to make a brilliant save to prevent a goal.

In the 68th minute Griezmann almost took advantage of a defensive error by Celta, but his shot went wide.

The home team continues to try to win to push Athletic Bilbao away.

Their efforts paid off in the 84th minute, Rodrigo De Paul found a loose ball in the penalty area and fired it into the corner of the goal guarded by Guaita to make it 1-0.

No additional goals were scored in four minutes of injury time, Atletico narrowly winning 1-0 over Celta Vigo.

Reporter: Hendri Sukma Indrawan
Publisher: Hernawan Wahyudono
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