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La Liga: Atleti Start Title Defence Aggressively At Celta Vigo

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Atletico Madrid began their LaLiga title defence with a 2-1 win away to Celta Vigo on Sunday thanks to a brace from Argentine forward Angel Correa although the game ended with a mass brawl and a player from each side was sent off.

Luis Suarez began the game on the bench and Correa took full responsibility for the team's attacking duties, firing Atletico ahead midway through the first half after a marauding run from Thomas Lemar.

Celta levelled in the 59th minute with a penalty from captain Iago Aspas but Atletico soon restored their lead when Correa arrowed into the bottom corner after a superb diagonal ball from Saul Niguez, who had been expected to leave the club during the close season.

The game ended in chaos as Celta captain Hugo Mallo and Atletico defender Mario Hermoso were shown red cards in added time for clashing off the ball while players all over the pitch could be seen confronting each other in the melee.

Atletico were fortunate not to concede an equaliser when Aspas rounded keeper Jan Oblak but the striker somehow missed the target with the goal gaping.

The champions were forced to defend deep in their own half until the 10th minute of added time to make an ideal start in their bid to successfully defend a league title for the first time since 1951.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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La Liga Santander 2021/2022 TABLE

La Liga Santander
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 21 49
2 Sevilla 22 46
3 Real Betis 22 40
4 Barcelona 21 35
5 Real Sociedad 21 34
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Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

Club Atlético de Madrid commonly referred to as Atlético de Madrid or simply as Atlético or Atleti, is a Spanish professional foot...

Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo

Real Club Celta de Vigo, commonly known as Celta Vigo or simply Celta, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia...

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