Duo on target

MADRID – Atletico Madrid recovered from their defeat by Barcelona in last week’s top-of-the-table clash by crushing Celta Vigo 3-0 at home in La Liga yesterday to reduce the gap with the Catalans back down to eight points.

France forward Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock a minute before halftime to move on to 16 league goals for the season and draw level with Celta forward Iago Aspas as the fourth top scorer in the top flight.

Griezmann then set up the second goal in the 54th minute with a pinpoint through ball to Spain international Vitolo, who scored his first Liga goal for Atletico since his move from Sevilla.

Moments before, Celta midfielder Nemanja Radoja had crept into the area undetected to meet a cross but sent the ball against the near post.

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