June 24, 2024

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick to earn his facet a 3-0 win at struggling Celta Vigo, who performed a lot of the LaLiga match on Saturday with 10 males after goalkeeper Iván Villar was despatched off early within the first half.

The French ahead opened the scoring from the spot within the twenty ninth minute after Villar was proven a straight purple for a last-man foul contained in the penalty space on Álvaro Morata.

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Villar failed to carry on to excessive ball contained in the field and made his blunder even worse as he dived onto Morata’s legs in a schoolboy try to forestall him reaching the free ball.

The guests wasted a number of possibilities to increase their lead and had been typically uncovered to harmful counter-attacks by battling Celta, with Jorgen Strand Larsen losing a golden alternative from shut vary and Jonathan Bamba firing a strike off the crossbar.

Antoine Griezmann celebrates after completing his hat-trick in Atletico Madrid's win over Celta Vigo.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after finishing his hat-trick in Atletico Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo.

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Griezmann lastly struck from contained in the field within the sixty fourth minute, nonetheless, wrongfooting the goalkeeper who was deceived by the Frenchman’s cross.

He assured the win six minutes later with a tap-in underneath the goalkeeper from shut vary after a fast counter-attack led by Nahuel Molina.

It was Griezmann’s seventh objective of the LaLiga season, trailing top-scorer Jude Bellingham by one objective.

“We had been very efficient and are enjoying with loads of confidence,” Griezmann instructed Movistar Plus.

“It was troublesome for us to create possibilities and filter passes to these up entrance as they had been defending properly early.

“Once they had been down to 10 males it was simpler. They pressed us on the finish of the primary half, we received in too deep. However at 0-2 we had been extra relaxed on the ball. It was an awesome victory.”

Atletico, who’ve a recreation in hand, moved as much as 22 factors from 9 video games and are second within the standings and stage with Girona, three factors behind leaders Actual Madrid and one forward of fourth-placed Barcelona.

Former Liverpool supervisor Rafa Benitez’s Celta are within the relegation zone with six factors from 10 video games.

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