Spanish La Liga
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Atlético Madrid 3-2 Celta Vigo

Fernando Torres
Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has scored five La Liga goals this season

Fernando Torres scored one of the goals of the season - then missed a penalty - before Atletico Madrid made a late comeback to beat Celta Vigo in La Liga.

Torres scored with an outrageous hooked lob after Gustavo Cabral had headed the visitors in front.

He then hit the bar for Atletico's third penalty miss in three games.

John Guidetti swept Celta back in front, but Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann scored in the final four minutes as Atletico climbed to fourth.

Carrasco's equaliser was a sweet volley from the edge of the penalty area, while Griezmann sidefooted in substitute Kevin Gameiro's knockdown from seven yards.

There was still time for Gameiro to turn Carrasco's low cross against the bar from three yards in a breathless finish.

Fernando Torres
Torres' first-half penalty struck the underside of the bar

The comeback completed a miserable few days for Celta, who had to call off last Sunday's match against Real Madrid because of storm damage to their stadium, and were then denied a Copa del Rey final place as they lost to Alaves on Wednesday.

For Atletico, the one downside in victory was their continuing failure from penalties; Torres' miss came after Griezmann had a kick saved during last weekend's win over Leganes, while Gameiro fired another over as they went out of the Copa del Rey at Barcelona on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in La Liga on Sunday, third-placed Sevilla returned to form with a 1-0 win at Las Palmas, secured by Joaquin Correa's first La Liga goal, 10 minutes from the end.

Jorge Sampaoli's side, who are three points off the top, had lost ground on leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona after collecting one point from their previous two matches.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá
  • 20JuanfranSubstituted forVrsaljkoat 45'minutes
  • 15Savic
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 6Koke
  • 14GabiBooked at 90mins
  • 8ÑíguezSubstituted forCorreaat 72'minutes
  • 10Carrasco
  • 9TorresSubstituted forGameiroat 76'minutes
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 11Correa
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 21Gameiro
  • 22Partey
  • 23Gaitán
  • 24Giménez
  • 25Campos Moreira

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez
  • 2Mallo
  • 22Cabral
  • 24Roncaglia
  • 19Castro OttoBooked at 74mins
  • 16Sánchez RuizSubstituted forWassat 64'minutes
  • 6Radoja
  • 8Hernández
  • 10Iago AspasSubstituted forDíazat 85'minutes
  • 9GuidettiBooked at 42mins
  • 11SistoSubstituted forBongondaat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fontàs Prat
  • 5Díaz
  • 7Bongonda
  • 13Blanco
  • 18Wass
  • 20Gómez
  • 25Rossi
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
30,323

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Celta de Vigo 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Celta de Vigo 2.

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

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Kevin Gameiro (Atlético de Madrid) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt saved. Gustavo Cabral (Celta de Vigo) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo Díaz.

Booking

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

John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Celta de Vigo 2. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Gameiro with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Jonny (Celta de Vigo) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Theo Bongonda with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Celta de Vigo 2. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt missed. Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabi.

Foul by Theo Bongonda (Celta de Vigo).

Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Marcelo Díaz replaces Iago Aspas.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabi with a through ball.

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo).

Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Koke.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Celta de Vigo 2. John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Attempt missed. John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Kevin Gameiro replaces Fernando Torres.

Booking

Jonny (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

Theo Bongonda (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid).

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

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Saúl Ñíguez because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Theo Bongonda replaces Pione Sisto.

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

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Pablo Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Daniel Wass replaces Jozabed.

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fernando Torres with a cross.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 12th February 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid20154154183649
2Barcelona22146261184348
3Sevilla22144444281646
4Atl Madrid22126439182142
5Real Sociedad2213273631541
6Villarreal2299429151436
7Ath Bilbao2210572826235
8Eibar219573229332
9Espanyol228863029132
10Celta Vigo219393336-330
11Las Palmas227783133-228
12Alavés226972128-727
13Real Betis216692131-1024
14Malaga225892936-723
15Valencia2155112940-1120
16Dep La Coruña2147102634-819
17Leganés2246121537-2218
18Sporting Gijón2244142443-1916
19Granada2127121744-2713
20Osasuna2217142449-2510
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