Without any trouble, Atlético de Madrid won. The Colchoneros earned a decisive victory (4-1) against Celta Vigo on the fifth day of La Liga play on Saturday evening. As a result, they moved back up to fourth place in the rankings, three points behind FC Barcelona, which won 4 -0 in Cadiz earlier in the day.
Angel Correa quickly opened the scoring for the people of Madrid in the ninth minute, and then unrolled thanks to goals from Rodrigo de Paul (50th), Yannick Carrasco (66th), and an own goal from Unai Nunez (82nd). However, Celta had cut the lead in half in the 71st minute thanks to a goal from Gabriel Veiga on a pass from captain Iago Aspas.
“After the loss against Villarreal, we needed to start scoring points in La Liga and we started to gradually improve,” said Diego Simeone, the coach of Real Madrid, in an interview with DAZN. “I think we still have a lot of areas to improve. We lost balls which generated clear chances for the opponent. But it’s also because we tried, we took risks to be better in the game. And it’s clear that you have to know how to take risks sometimes.”