Celta 0-2 Atletico: Suarez, Carrasco score as Atletico pick up three points

Luis Suarez-Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez continues his scoring run for Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid have picked up an important three points against Celta Vigo at Balaidos.

Diego Simeone went with Diego Costa and Luis Suarez in the same line-up and it paid dividends as the latter scored the opener inside the opening minutes.

Thomas Lemar and Koke combined well on the right flank before finding Manu Sanchez, who then squared off the ball to Suarez.

The goal allowed Celta to push for the equalizer and they came close on a few occasions.

Young right-back Sergio Carreira hit the post before Santi Mina fired his shot in the hands of Jan Oblak.

The second half also saw the hosts dominate possession although the goalscorer Suarez was presented with the opportunity at the start, which he failed to make use of.

Yannick Carrasco, who came off the bench, scored the winning goal after pouncing on a rebound.

Joao Felix found the top of the crossbar with a left-footed strike, but the ball fell in the way of Carrasco.

Rojiblancos prevailed in the end as Celta found their defence unplayable for the majority of the game.

Simeone’s men have returned to winning ways after back to back draws against Huesca and Villarreal in La Liga.

Suarez’s addition is already proving to be effective for Atletico as the Uruguayan has now scored three goals already in the league.

The win will be crucial before they face defending Champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Thursday.