Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid stated their 2021/22 campaign on a good note as they beat Celta Viga 2-1. The champions began their title defence by beating Celta Vigo with both sides reduced to 10 men. Argentine forward Angel Correa opened the scoring in the first half of the game.
Atletico Madrid Beat Celta Viga to Start 2021/22 La Liga Season
Correa scored in each half for Atletico, smashing in the opener into the top corner and then finishing off a slick counter-attack. Celta Vigo skipper Iago Aspas had levelled for Celta from the penalty spot and should have gained a point late on for the hosts.
Aspas went round goalkeeper Jan Oblak but fired into the side-netting with the goal gaping. An ill-tempered contest saw two red cards given in injury-time to Hugo Mallo of Celta Vigo and Atletico’s Mario Hermoso for a fracas, as well as eight yellow cards during the game.
This came a day after their rivals Real Madrid, who finished second last season, started the season with a comfortable 4-1 win at Alaves on Saturday.