Experience the thrilling encounter between Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid, replete with mesmerizing highlights and a complete replay. Delve into the captivating showdown of the 2023/2024 season’s Spain LaLiga, occurring on Matchday 10. The sparks will fly at the kick-off scheduled for 19:00 GMT on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Piquing your interest further, please visit our link: https://ahighlight.com/2023/10/21/.
Maintaining the integrity of this spectacle, esteemed referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez, hailing from Spain, will oversee the proceedings. Embrace the electric atmosphere at the renowned Abanca-Balaídos venue located in Vigo.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Full Match Reports
Atlético Madrid soared to second place in LaLiga, securing a victory over 10-man RC Celta de Vigo, extending their winning league streak to five games and clinching a fifth consecutive head-to-head triumph in the process.
RC Celta de Vigo, aiming to secure their first win of their centenary campaign at the Estadio de Balaído (D2, L3), began the match on a positive note and nearly capitalized on an early mistake by César Azpilicueta through Óscar Mingueza’s powerful shot. On the other side, Samuel Lino threatened for the visiting team before an error by Iván Villar changed the course of the game. In an attempt to rectify his clumsy handling, the Celta goalkeeper rushed at the feet of Álvaro Morata, bringing down the Atleti forward in the penalty area. To his disbelief, Villar was promptly sent off for his error, leaving Antoine Griezmann to convert a penalty against replacement goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. Jørgen Strand Larsen missed a chance by ballooning the ball over the bar before the half was over, but Atlético firmly took control of the match in the latter part of the first half.
Despite being a man down, Celta aggressively pursued Atleti after the break and hit the crossbar when Jonathan Bamba curled a shot from the edge of the box. The away team needed a second goal to counter the home team’s advances, and with 64 minutes on the clock, they found it. Griezmann initiated a swift transition, carrying the ball into a dangerous area. After assessing his options, the French international caught Guaita off guard at the near post with a misplayed cross. Jan Oblak nearly gifted Celta a chance to get back into the game shortly after, but a well-executed team play sealed the victory in the 70th minute as Griezmann completed his hat-trick with a simple side-footed finish.
Diego Simeone’s squad had a chance to increase their lead with a powerful header from Çağlar Söyüncü, but the substitute was ruled offside as Atleti comfortably secured all three points, increasing the pressure on their city rivals at the top of the LaLiga table. As for Celta, they remain in the relegation zone with just one victory from their first 10 league matches, a challenging situation for Rafael Benítez, who faces a tough task to reverse their fortunes in Galicia.
Man of the Match: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)