Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid: Suarez and Carrasco seal away win

Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid: Goals from Luis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco seal win for Diego Simeone’s side as the Argentine celebrates his 200th LaLiga win in charge of the club

  • Luis Suarez scored his third goal in his fourth appearance for Atletico Madrid
  • Diego Simeone’s side have won two and drawn two of their opening four games
  • Celta Vigo boss Oscar Garcia is under pressure after they fell to yet another loss
  • Third successive defeat for Celta Vigo, they’ve won one of opening six games 

Luis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco scored early and late in the game to help Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Saturday, also earning coach Diego Simeone a 200th La Liga win in charge of the club.

The victory returned Atletico to winning ways after two successive goalless draws against Huesca and Villarreal, leaving them with eight points after four games.

Celta meanwhile fell to a third successive defeat to heap more pressure on coach Oscar Garcia, whose side have five points after six matches.

Luis Suarez celebrates with his team mates after giving Atletico Madrid an early lead

Belgian midfielder Yannick Carrasco (centre) sealed the win for Atletico with a late goal

CELTA VIGO (5-3-2) : Villar, Vilarino, Araujo, Murillo, Fontan, Olaza, Beltran, Tapia, Nolito,Mina, Aspas  

SUBS: Costas, Yokuslu, D.Suarez, Mor, Saenz, Junca, Mendez, Rodriguez, Baeza, Veiga, Vidal, Calvo

MANAGER:  Oscar Garcia

ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2) : Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Hermoso, Sanchez, Correa, Torreira, Koke, Lemar, Costa, Suarez 

SUBS: Grbic, Felix, Llorente, Herrera, Saponjic, Felipe, Vitolo, Carrasco, Camello, Sendra, Magole

MANAGER: Diego Simeone 

 Uruguayan Suarez netted in the sixth minute with a first-time finish inside the area after a sweeping move down the left wing, scoring his third goal in four games since switching from Barcelona.

Celta responded well and could have levelled with a shot from full back Sergio Carreira which came off the post while forward Santi Mina was then thwarted by an excellent save from Jan Oblak.

Atletico almost got a second before the break when Thomas Lemar’s shot came off the bar, while Suarez should have added a second early in the second half when he burst through on goal but failed to keep his composure.

The hosts continued to trouble Atletico deep into the second half, as Oblak was kept busy and Jeison Murillo missed the target with a free header from a corner.

Atleti kept on the lookout for a second goal and after Marcos Llorente had been denied by a brilliant save from goalkeeper Ivan Villar, they finally got it in added time when Carrasco headed into the net after a thumping effort from Joao Felix had come off the crossbar.

‘We knew we’d face a lot of difficulties today as Celta never make it easy but the important thing is that we won and got the three points,’ said Suarez.  

Celta Vigo couldn’t find a way through Atletico and slipped to a third consecutive defeat

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