Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Celta de Vigo 2.
Atletico Madrid blew the chance to go top of La Liga after they drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo at the Vicente Calderon.
Celta midfielder Pablo Hernandez audaciously put the visitors ahead with a spectacular backheeled volley.
Atletico defender Miranda equalised from close range and the hosts took the lead when centre-back Diego Godin headed home from a Gabi corner.
But Celta forward Nolito converted from the penalty spot after a clumsy foul by Miranda to secure a point for Celta.
The hosts started slowly and were punished in the 19th minute with a superb goal which owed much to a brilliant improvisation from Celta's Hernandez. who backheeled into the net after he got on the end of a high ball from Carles Planas.
Atletico equalised just after the half-hour mark in more conventional fashion when Koke's free-kick into the penalty area picked out the run of Miranda and the Brazilian defender guided the ball home from close range.
The home side, with coach Diego Simeone watching from the stands while he serves an eight-match touchline ban, took the lead from another set-piece four minutes before the break when Gabi's corner was met by the towering head of Uruguay centre-back Godin.
However, Celta were presented with an opportunity to level from the penalty spot just after the break when Planas cleverly turned Miranda, who clumsily barged him over.
Half-time substitute Nolito duly sent Atletico goalkeeper Moya the wrong way as he dispatched the spot-kick low into the bottom-left corner of the net.
- 1Moyá Rumbo
- 23MirandaBooked at 52mins
- 20Torres Belén
- 14Fernández Arenas
- 5Cardoso Mendes
- 7GriezmannSubstituted forGarcia Escuderoat 68'minutes
- 11JiménezSubstituted forCerciat 82'minutes
- 8Garcia Escudero
- 24Giménez de Vargas
- 1Álvarez Conde
- 22CabralBooked at 35mins
- 2Mallo Novegil
- 8LópezSubstituted forNolitoat 45'minutes
- 23Krohn-DehliSubstituted forCastro Ottoat 89'minutes
- 5HernándezSubstituted forGómez Solaat 71'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 14OrellanaBooked at 45mins
- 9Dias de Oliveira
- 19Castro Otto
- 20Gómez Sola
- 28Fernández Fernández
- Juan Martínez Munuera
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Celta de Vigo 2.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Godín tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tiago.
Attempt missed. Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Ansaldi with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Alessio Cerci (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Koke with a cross.
Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).
Cristian Ansaldi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Jonny replaces Michael Krohn-Dehli.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.
Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).
Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Alessio Cerci replaces Raúl Jiménez.
Foul by Nemanja Radoja (Celta de Vigo).
Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Gabi.
Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Cristian Ansaldi (Atlético de Madrid).