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Celta Vigo 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Stefan Savic sent off in Atletico defeat

Celta Vigo v Atletico Madrid
Celta Vigo finished 13th in La Liga last season

Atletico Madrid's 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo was "the best thing that could happen for us" according to Atleti boss Diego Simeone.

Maxi Gomez and Iago Aspas scored to take the hosts to seven points from three games, with a third goal ruled out by the video assistant referee.

Atleti, who are being tipped by many for a strong title challenge, had Stefan Savic dismissed for two yellows.

"I'm not worried about the result," said Simeone.

"I'm calmer than ever, because this is a wake-up call for us. We didn't play well and Celta were lethal."

Atletico, champions in 2013-2014 and runners-up last season, have four points from three games going into the international break.

Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez
  • 24Roncaglia
  • 22Cabral
  • 4Araújo
  • 2MalloBooked at 76mins
  • 14LobotkaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMéndezat 81'minutes
  • 8Beltrán
  • 25AlonsoBooked at 48mins
  • 10Iago AspasSubstituted forBoufalat 88'minutes
  • 9Gómez
  • 11SistoSubstituted forYokusluat 69'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 3Costas
  • 5Yokuslu
  • 7Mor
  • 13Blanco
  • 19Boufal
  • 23Méndez
  • 32Eckert

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 15SavicBooked at 70mins
  • 24GiménezSubstituted forAriasat 68'minutes
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forN Kalinicat 56'minutes
  • 8SaúlBooked at 17mins
  • 5ParteyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forLemarat 56'minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 19Diego CostaBooked at 57mins
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 4Arias
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 11Lemar
  • 14Hernández
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 21Hernández
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
19,262

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away14

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.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Fran Beltrán (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sofiane Boufal.

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

Foul by Santiago Arias (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Néstor Araújo (Celta de Vigo) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hugo Mallo with a cross.

Maxi Gómez (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Filipe Luís (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Sofiane Boufal replaces Iago Aspas.

Offside, Celta de Vigo. Okay Yokuslu tries a through ball, but Hugo Mallo is caught offside.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Saúl Ñíguez.

Attempt missed. Fran Beltrán (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maxi Gómez.

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo).

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

Foul by Maxi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Brais Méndez replaces Stanislav Lobotka.

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Atlético de Madrid).

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

Attempt saved. Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Okay Yokuslu.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Néstor Araújo.

Booking

Okay Yokuslu (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Santiago Arias (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Okay Yokuslu (Celta de Vigo).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Atlético de Madrid). Video Review.

Offside, Celta de Vigo. Hugo Mallo tries a through ball, but Gustavo Cabral is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) for hand ball.

Hand ball by Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Okay Yokuslu replaces Pione Sisto.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Santiago Arias replaces José Giménez.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid330010289
2Celta Vigo32105237
3Barcelona22004046
4Sevilla21104134
5Espanyol21103124
6Ath Bilbao21104314
7Huesca21104314
8Real Sociedad31115504
9Getafe31112204
10Atl Madrid311123-14
11Girona311124-24
12Levante21014223
13Eibar310235-23
14Real Valladolid302101-12
15Valencia201113-21
16Villarreal301213-21
17Alavés201103-31
18Real Betis201103-31
19Leganés301248-41
20Rayo Vallecano200215-40
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