After over an hour of mostly dispirited play by Atlético in Vigo, the men in and red and white sparked back to life to abruptly terminate their foes 2-0. The game against Celta started off eerily similar to Atleti’s previous two trips in league play–the squad looked all too comfortable letting their opponents dictate play while hardly offering much of a threat in attack of their own.
Atlético head into Galicia on Saturday, where they will take on Celta Vigo at 20:00 CET. Los Rojiblancos have struggled on the road in league play of late, having lost by a combined score of 5-0 in their outings to Almería and Osasuna.
Despite their clear superiority for most of the afternoon, Atlético struggled to dispose of Celta Vigo at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday.
Ultimately, a Diego Costa brace was enough to extend the club’s record league start to eight straight wins.
Before yet another international break starts, Atlético receive struggling Celta on the eighth match day of La Liga. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 12:00 CET on Sunday.
Europe take heed! Atlético will be bumping shoulder-to-shoulder with the continent’s finest next season, having clinched direct qualification into the Champions League group stage for 2013/14 with their 3-1 win over Celta on Wednesday. In their typical away game fashion, Atleti had spent most of the first half in Vigo feeling out their severely-threatened-with-relegation opponents
Atlético secured a top-three finish with a sound victory on Wednesday away against Celta, thereby guaranteeing direct qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The Rojiblancos required only one more victory to ensure they couldn’t be overtaken and they certainly did the business, scoring three times while conceding once in the second half to plunge
It’s back to Galicia on Wednesday night for Atlético Madrid, as the red and whites look to seal third place at struggling Celta Vigo. Saturday’s goalless draw at Depor secured our return to the Champions League, but we can reserve our spot in the group stages with three points in Los Balaídos. Kick-off is set
Atlético Madrid maintained their perfect home record in La Liga and ended what has been a fantastic 2012 with a victory over Celta de Vigo. The Rojiblancos long struggled to break down their opponent’s defence, until an unstoppable strike by substitute Adrián brought down the Galicians. The visitors, who have taken just three points from
Atlético play their final game of 2012 on Friday evening, and will be looking for win number 40 of the calendar year when Celta Vigo pull up at the Vicente Calderón. It’s been a memorable year for all Rojiblancos, and the team will be looking to put recent defeats behind them with a win against