Spanish La Liga
Celta VigoCelta Vigo0Atl MadridAtlético Madrid2
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin
Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid leaps for the ball against Celta Vigo

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga with a comfortable win at a rainy Celta Vigo.

Antoine Griezmann's 10th league goal of the season and a second-half strike from Yannick Carrasco gave Diego Simeone's side victory.

They lead Barcelona, who beat Granada 4-0 on Saturday, by two points but have played a game more.

The game went ahead despite torrential rain flooding a dressing room and roads around the ground two days earlier.

Atletico travel to the Nou Camp to play Barcelona on 30 January.

Griezmann put Atletico ahead three minutes into the second half with a neat, close-range finish after combining with Koke and Saul.

They doubled their lead through substitute Carrasco, who capitalised on a poor Celta clearance to drill home.

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring his 10th La Liga goal of the season.
Celta Vigo's Balaidos ground
The game went ahead despite flooding around the ground two days earlier

Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 2Mallo Novegil
  • 22Cabral
  • 20Gómez Solà
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 6RadojaBooked at 67minsSubstituted forGuidettiat 74'minutes
  • 8HernándezBooked at 63minsSubstituted forFernández Fernándezat 80'minutes
  • 18Wass
  • 14Orellana Valenzuela
  • 7Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko BatomboSubstituted forSeñé Escuderoat 86'minutes
  • 9Iago Aspas

Substitutes

  • 11Guidetti
  • 16Drazic
  • 17Madinda
  • 21Planas Antolínez
  • 23Señé Escudero
  • 26Díaz García
  • 28Fernández Fernández

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe LuísBooked at 36mins
  • 17Saúl
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 12FernándezSubstituted forCarrascoat 54'minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 23ViettoSubstituted forMartínezat 76'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forGámezat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 9Torres
  • 11Martínez
  • 15Savic
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 21Carrasco
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
13,584

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Giménez.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Cabral (Celta de Vigo).

  6. Post update

    Jackson Martínez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Señé (Celta de Vigo).

  8. Post update

    Jesús Gámez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Señé replaces Theo Bongonda.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Jesús Gámez replaces Antoine Griezmann.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Borja Fernández replaces Pablo Hernández.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Celta de Vigo 0, Atlético de Madrid 2. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jackson Martínez.

  15. Post update

    Daniel Wass (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Martínez (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Jackson Martínez replaces Luciano Vietto.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Guidetti replaces Nemanja Radoja.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Wass (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Theo Bongonda (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.