It was 2-0 for the Cholo Simeone team who returned to victory with goals from Suárez at the beginning and Carrasco at the end.
Atlético Madrid visited Celta de Vigo With the desire to resume the triumphal and scoring path that disappeared after the 6-1 against Granada, the day of Luis Suárez’s stellar debut. Then followed two 0-0 that sowed doubts about the potential of Diego Simeone’s team. But the Colchonero, without shining, brought good feelings from Galicia: he won away 2-0 with a goal from Uruguayan and another from Belgian Yannick Carrasco in injury time.
El Cholo put together a double 9 with Suárez and Diego Costa playing in pairs. And the bet seemed to pay dividends from the start of the action in Balaídos. Suárez, who had just scored three goals with Uruguay in the Qualifiers, opened the scoring after a nice combination on the left between Lemar and Sánchez that culminated in an assist from the side marker for Leo Messi’s friend. There were only six minutes of play.
The goal was one of the few approaches of the Colchonero in the initial period, beyond another play that had the Pistolero as the protagonist and that ended with a very bad definition. It was then that Aleti began to suffer with the game and the touching of the homeowner.
Full-back Sergio Carreira had the first risky chance for Celta: he was in front of the rival goal, but his shot crashed into the outer side of the stick. It was a warning of things to come.
Little by little, Jan Oblak became a pillar for the Cholo men. The clearest for Celta occurred after 27 minutes of play when the goalkeeper drowned out a scream from Santi Mina and immediately blocked Iago Aspas. The play did not end there, but Beltrán’s shot was blocked by Savic.
Later, Oblak showed his reflexes again when he covered a shot from Fontán. Atlético de Madrid suffered, they couldn’t find the ball. But, even so, it ended up in the first part.
Already in the complement, Atlético almost hit again from the beginning. A run by Diego Costa -in that play he was injured and had to leave- which followed with an assist for Suárez, who ran out of space to define comfortably before the quick departure of Iván Villar.
The game became inconsequential and Simeone began to put his hand on the team. Celta lost freshness and the Colchonero returned to take over the ball. It seemed that the 1-0 would not change until Carrasco appeared to increase the distances in time added to the regulation.
Atlético de Madrid smiles again in La Liga, beyond Costa’s injury, and recovers good feelings ahead of the Champions League debut against the defending champion, German Bayern, in Munich.
Sevilla, the team of Argentines Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos and Franco Vázquez, lost this Saturday 1-0 to Granada, in a match corresponding to the sixth date of the Spanish Soccer League.
Granada, which had Nehuén Pérez on the bench but did not enter, reached Real Madrid at the top of the table, which started the day from the top of the positions. Seville was left with seven points.
Acuña, Ocampos -both played for Argentina in the Qualifiers- and Vázquez entered the Sevillian team in the second half, although the one who scored the winning goal for Granada was the Venezuelan Yangel Herrera with 8 minutes to go until 90 regulatory.