Atlético team concedes late in drawing with Celta Vigo 2-2 despite another Suárez double


In a Spanish La Liga game, Atletico Madrid had a 2:2 draw with Celta Vigo. Because of coronavirus cases among the teams, the Spanish Premier League leader was seriously weakened.

It seemed for a long time, considering the incomplete line-up, that the hosts would manage to win. The headshot of Santiago Mina quickly gave the visitors the lead, but Luis Suarez then scored two goals.

The Uruguayan equalized with a sliding shot after a pass from Llorente in the final minute of the first half. A few minutes after changing sides and again with a sliding shot, he put the ball in the net a second time, but this time it was passed by Renan Lodi.

The hosts defended the outcome and Celta had chances to equalize sometimes. However, it seemed that Atletico, with Suarez being the hero, would manage to hang on to the lead. The outcome eventually changed in the penultimate minute of the match.

Augusto Solari reached the net after a perpendicular pass from a teammate and Vigo’s replacement Facundo Ferreyra scored. For Celta, it was Ferreyra’s first appearance, as the Portuguese had transferred from Benfica Lisbon to Spain a few days earlier.

With a gap of eight points over Barcelona and Real Madrid, Atletico leads the league. In reality, Diego Simeone’s team played a game less than these rivals in the title. With 26 points, Celta is 10th. With 16 goals, Suarez is La Liga’s top scorer.

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