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Played
October 6, 2013 11:00 AM BST
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 52000‎
 
43′ Diego Costa
Nolito 71′
62′ Diego Costa
 
Top of the Match
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
David Costas
David Costas
Celta
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Celta Vigo: Eight out of eight for Rojiblancos

Diego Simeone's side continued their fine start to the season to draw level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga

By Alec Fenn

DIEGO COSTA ATLETICO MADRID LA LIGA
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Two goals from Diego Costa saw Atletico Madrid record a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo and rack up their eighth win from their opening eight league games.

Diego Simeone's side dominated the opening 45 minutes and the visitors had goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez to thank for saving a Costa penalty on 25 minutes and pulling off a number of other saves to keep the home side at bay early on.

However, Atleti's dominance continued and on 42 minutes they took the lead when Costa bundled home from close range to put them 1-0 in front at the half-time interval.

The striker then doubled his and los Rojiblancos' lead in the just past the hour mark with a well taken finish and though Nolito pulled a goal back for Celta with 20 minutes remaining, the hosts held on to pick up a deserved victory.

The win sees Atleti draw level with Barcelona - who beat Valladolid 4-1 on Saturday - at the top of La Liga, with both sides continuing their 100% starts to the season.

The Copa del Rey holders are next in league action when they take on Espanyol on October 19 following the international break.




Atletico Madrid

13
Thibaut Courtois
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Diego Godín
Defender
81′
3.00
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
43′
3.50
20
Juanfran
Defender
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
3.00
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
3.00
6
Koke
Midfielder
3.00
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
73′
3.00
14
Gabi
Midfielder
62′ 89′
3.50
9
David Villa
Striker
58′
2.50
19
Diego Costa
Striker
25′ 43′ 62′
4.00

Celta

3.00
13
Yoel
Goalkeeper
25′
2.50
2
Hugo Mallo
Defender
72′
2.50
3
2.00
30
2.50
4
Oubiña
Midfielder
81′
2.50
8
Alex López
Midfielder
60′
3.00
12
Rafinha
Midfielder
3.00
20
Toni
Midfielder
3.00
24
2.50
23
2.50
11
Charles
Striker
66′ 69′

Substitutes

1
Dani Aranzubia
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
17
 - 
22
 - 
11
 - 
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
58′
3.00
19
Guilavogui
Midfielder
89′
 - 
6
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Sergio
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Aurtenetxe
Defender
 - 
19
Johny
Defender
 - 
22
 - 
17
3.00
29
3.50
10
Nolito
Striker
58′ 71′

Coach/Manager

-
3.50

Coach/Manager

2.50
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0