World news – Atletico 2-2 Celta Vigo: Atletico winning run interrupted by late Celta leveler

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Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez continued his deadly run of form by scoring two goals at home against Celta Vigo on Monday but managed to tie the La Liga leaders 2-2 at the end of theirs Eight-game winning streak did not prevent.

Atletico were missing six players due to COVID-19. including record signing Joao Felix. and they fell back to a well-functioning Celta goal on 13th minute when Santi Mina shot unmarked into the box to turn a Hugo Mallo cross home.

February 8, 2021 Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez looks dejected as Celta Vigo’s Facundo Ferreyra celebrates his second goal with his team-mates [REUTERS]

Suarez equalized at halftime when he met a Marcos Llorente cross and scored scored similar goal to put Atletico ahead in the 50th minute. This time he bonded with a ball from Renan Lodi and scored his seventh goal in four league games.

Celta faded in the second half after a strong performance before the break, but the guests equalized in the 89th minute through debutant Facundo Ferreyra, who had only been on the field for 13 minutes.

The draw interrupted Atletico’s win since losing to Real Madrid on December 12, but they still have a comfortable lead at the top of the standings, leading second-placed Barcelona by eight points with one game in hand .

Ref: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke

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