Two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half handed Atlético Madrid three points as they closed out the 2015/16 league campaign with a win over Celta.
Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Deportivo earlier in the day may not have been enough to secure them the league title after Barcelona clinched it against Granada, but it was enough to secure our rivals second place in the league, a spot Atleti had a tight grip on for so long.
With absolutely nothing to play for, Atleti put in a good shift and will be proud of the result.
Atleti came through with no injuries, and even got the chance to welcome Tiago back as the Portugese midfielder made a cameo in the second half as he continues his comeback from a broken leg.
It took Atlético Madrid only six minutes of the second half to get the goal they were searching for. A knock on from Waas at the near post flicked the ball on to Torres, who managed to get his leg up and direct the ball back towards goal and into the back of the Celta net.
Fernando Torres almost made it an overhead double a few minutes later. A cross-in was acrobatically aimed at goal by El Niño but his attempt crashed off of the crossbar, before Antoine Griezmann burst into the box to head the ball home. 2-0 to Atleti.
Now with two weeks to go until the big final in Milan, Atleti will recover, rest and hope to see out the season by lifting the giant silver trophy in Italy.
In terms of the league, we’ll be back next season ready to compete again.