IMAGE: Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, centre, celebrates his goal against Celta Vigo with his team mates Luciano Vietto and Koke Merodio. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco each conjured moments of magic as Atletico Madrid recaptured top spot in La Liga from Barcelona with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Chances were scarce on a heavy Balaidos stadium pitch sodden with rain but Griezmann and Carrasco both scored excellent goals to lift Atletico two points clear of Barcelona. Luis Enrique’s champions won 4-0 at home to Granada on Saturday and have a game in hand over their main rivals, at the halfway stage of the season. Griezmann sent Luciano Vietto clear on the left four minutes into the second half and raced into the penalty area to sidefoot the Argentine’s low centre past stranded Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez, the France forward’s 10th goal of the campaign.With fifth-placed Celta pressing for an equaliser, substitute Carrasco, a Belgium international, picked up a loose ball 10 minutes from time and galloped forward before cracking a shot high into the net. Atletico, who have conceded a mere eight goals, have 44 points from 19 matches, with Barca on 42… Read full this story
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