Spanish La Liga
Celta Vigo2Atl Madrid0

Celta de Vigo 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Celta Vigo celebrate
Celta Vigo had 75% possession in the first half against Atletico

Celta Vigo deservedly beat Atletico Madrid to leave the Spanish champions seven points adrift of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Atletico - who beat Real 4-0 last week - never looked comfortable and trailed to Nolito's controversial penalty after he was felled by Mario Suarez.

A Celta handball moments before the foul angered Atletico, who hit the post through Antoine Griezmann in response.

Fabian Orellana added to Atletico's misery, driving in low from 12 yards.

Atletico are yet to host second-placed Barcelona, who they trail by six points, but the deficit to Real now looks a daunting one as the local rivals do not meet again.

So impressive after defeat at the Nou Camp on 11 January, Diego Simeone's side met Celta off the back of four successive league wins, culminating in the most comprehensive derby triumph since 2003.

But Los Rojiblancos were underwhelming throughout and had just 25% of possession in the opening period at Balaidos against a Celta side with one win in 11 league games before kick-off.

Nolito celebrates
Nolito scored against Atletico in the reverse league fixture in September 2014 and completed nine dribbles on Sunday, more than any other game in his La Liga career

Simeone responded to the goalless first half by introducing midfielder Cani for Fernando Torres at the break, but seconds after Augusto Fernandez clearly handballed in midfield, Celta took full advantage when Nolito turned Suarez, forcing a foul.

The striker side-footed his eighth goal of the season coolly into the bottom right-hand corner from the spot and almost created a second for Joaquin Larrivey, who somehow failed to turn home from six yards.

Griezmann swivelled to shoot and force a smart save onto the post from Sergio Alvarez as Atletico faced defeat.

And when Orellana - impressive throughout - found space at the end of a neat Celta move, he took his time to drill across goal into the bottom corner, lifting his side to ninth in La Liga.

Elsewhere in La Liga on Sunday, Valencia moved fourth as Alvaro Negredo's penalty helped them beat Getafe 1-0 and Villarreal stayed sixth despite a 2-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano.

Diego Godin in a protective face mask
Atletico's Diego Godin wore a protective face mask after fracturing his nose in last week's Madrid derby
Fabian Orellana
Fabian Orellana raced away to celebrate his side's second goal which arrived after a slick passing move
Atletico Madrid players look frustrated
Celta Vigo had not beaten Atletico Madrid since 2007 before Sunday's success

Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 20Gómez Sola
  • 22Cabral
  • 3Fontás
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 6Radoja
  • 24Fernández
  • 14OrellanaSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 90+3'minutes
  • 23Krohn-DehliSubstituted forLópezat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Nolito
  • 11LarriveySubstituted forHernándezat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hernández
  • 7Mina Lorenzo
  • 8López
  • 9Dias de Oliveira
  • 13Blanco
  • 18Bongonda
  • 21Planas

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Juanfran
  • 23Miranda
  • 2GodínBooked at 57mins
  • 3Siqueira
  • 7Griezmann
  • 14GabiSubstituted forJiménezat 73'minutes
  • 5TiagoSubstituted forSuárezat 34'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 17Ñíguez
  • 9Mandzukic
  • 19TorresSubstituted forGracia Calmacheat 45'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 4Suárez
  • 11Jiménez
  • 13Oblak
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 18Gámez
  • 22Gracia Calmache
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
15,600

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Celta de Vigo 2, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Celta de Vigo 2, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Santi Mina replaces Fabián Orellana.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Moyá.

Attempt saved. Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nolito.

Attempt saved. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez with a cross.

Foul by Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).

Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Álex López replaces Michael Krohn-Dehli.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sergio Álvarez (Celta de Vigo) because of an injury.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Juanfran tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Pablo Hernández replaces Joaquín Larrivey.

Foul by Nolito (Celta de Vigo).

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl Jiménez replaces Gabi.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 2, Atlético de Madrid 0. Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Krohn-Dehli.

Attempt missed. Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cani.

Nolito (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Cani (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cani (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Joaquín Larrivey (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Nolito.

Attempt missed. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Krohn-Dehli.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Saúl Ñíguez tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miranda.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

goal

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Sunday 15th February 2015

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