Friday December 21, 2012 Day 17 Finished Estadio Vicente Calderón

Atlético Madrid 1 - 0 Celta de Vigo

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  1. Liga - Adrian secures victory for Atletico

    Liga - Adrian secures victory for Atletico

    Adrian fired second-placed Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo to maintain their perfect home record. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Atlético Madrid
    • Celta de Vigo
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle. A 1-0 win for Atletico settled by that brilliant goal from Adrian. Atletico six points behind leaders Barcelona, but seven ahead of third-placed Real Madrid. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' The crowd are going wild. This is going to be a ninth win in nine home matches in La Liga.
    • 87' Adrian brought down by Bermejo. Atletico almost over the line here.
    • 86' Turan needing a spot of treatment after taking a dull one out wide.
    • 85' Falcao with a chance on the edge of the visiting box, but his shot is charged down.
    • 84' Turan showing some wonderful skill out wide to keep the ball away from Borja of Celta.
    • 83' Aspas slips as he tried to thump the free-kick at goal. Ball sails miles wide. So unfortunate.
    • 82' Enrique De Lucas replaces Augusto Fernández for the visitors.
    • 81' Miranda has been sent off for the home side after a deliberate handball. Second booking. Had to go.
    • 80' Celta yet to manage a shot at that Atletico goal this evening.
    • 79' Jonathan Vila has been booked for a late challenge on Falcao.
    • 78' An almighty scramble in that Celta box before Falcao is booked for a late, late challenge on Tunez. He will be suspended for their next league game.
    • 77' Estadio Vicente Calderón is jumping now. Diego Simeone heading for another home win.
    • 76' Lovely control by Mallo in the Atletico box, but he rushes the shot and screws it wide.
    • 75' That is a brilliant finish by Adrian. No chance for Varas to prevent that from finding the back of the net.
    • 74' GOAL! Adrian pulls the trigger from distance and the shot flies high into the net. Stunning finish and Atletico finally make the breakthrough.
    • 73' Celta certainly have recovered well in this second half. Doing really well to close down space. And they continue to close down space.
    • 72' Jonathan Vila takes over from Nacho Insa for the visiting side.
    • 71' Mallo is back on the pitch after sustaining an injury. He needed a spot of treatment.
    • 70' Adrian has replaced Diego Costa for the home side.
    • 69' Varas off his line to clasp the corner. Meanwhile, looks like an injury to one of the Celta players.
    • 68' The home fans trying to inspire their side to unearth this opening goal. Atletico have a corner.
    • 67' Mallo limping for a moment as Atletico continue their pursuit of this opening goal. Falcao's shot deflects over the bar via Cabral.
    • 66' Mallo back to make a solid tackle on Rodriguez.
    • 65' Varas getting a move on with the goalkick this time having already been booked for time-wasting,.
    • 64' Juanfran takes up a dangerous position, but his cross is cleared again by a blue shirt.
    • 63' Falcao trying to wriggle clear of Cabral before a Cisma cross is walloped down the park.
    • 62' Alex Lopez departs to be replaced by Bermejo.
    • 61' Turan in a nice position, but can't find a colleague before Cisma's cross is headed clear.
    • 60' Bermejo made his debut in La Liga 17 years ago. Meanwhile, Varas has collected a booking for a spot of time-wasting.
    • 59' Celta getting ready to bring on Bermejo for the visiting side.
    • 58' Celta would be more than content with a draw. Every point is a prisoner when you are only three points clear of the bottom club Deportivo.
    • 57' Atletico finding life difficult to break down this Celta side, who have plenty of bodies back.
    • 56' Courtois off his line to collect a corner with little or no fuss.
    • 55' Miranda then booked for another challenge on Aspas. Was a clear elbow used there by the Brazilian.
    • 54' Aspas and Miranda collide. Strong challenge by Miranda, but not intentional.
    • 53' Michael Krohn-Dehli's corner has plenty of pace and height, but nobody can meet it as Atletico survive with some ease.
    • 52' Cisma forced to nudge the ball over his bar from Mallo's delivery. Celta earn a corner.
    • 51' Atletico working some neat passing movements on the edge of the Celta area before Koke just fails to keep the loose ball in play.
    • 50' Ball breaks to Miranda just inside the Celta box. Slams the loose ball across the face of goal. But no takers on hand to convert.
    • 49' Celta aiming to become the first side to take a point from Atletico on their patch in eight home games.
    • 48' Aspas keeps himself onside with some fine play before Alex Lopez mishits a shot wide of goal. Should maybe have tried to pick out a team-mate rather than go for goal.
    • 47' Juanfran slams a shot miles over the bar from distance. Atletico start on the front footb.
    • 46' Off we go then in this second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. 0-0 at half-time. Celta won't be too unhappy with that.
    • 44' Gabi obstructs the run of Alex Lopez. We are into one minute of time added on.
    • 43' Celta yet to manage a shot at goal in this first period. Which says it all about their half.
    • 42' Cabral suggesting Diego Costa dived. But he obviously didn't. Celta get the break.
    • 41' Diego Costa takes a tumble in the area. Cabral seemed to connect with the Atletico player. Should have been a penalty.
    • 40' Celta forced to deal with another devilish delivery by Juanfran. Celta inching towards 0-0 at the break.
    • 39' Atletico pressing the ball so hard. Meanwhile, Cabral is on the deck. Seems to be a problem with his right foot.
    • 38' A win tonight would carry Atletico seven points clear of third-placed Real Madrid before their city rivals visit Malaga on Saturday.
    • 37' Falcao just fails to connect with the Koke corner. Wasn't miles away from connecting with that delivery.
    • 36' Celta have not exactly created much in this first period, but will be happy to be level at 0-0.
    • 35' A booking to Tunez of Celta for a late challenge in the middle of the park.
    • 34' Falcao heads straight into the arms of Varas, but he was offside. Finish wasn't there. For once.
    • 33' Aspas runs away from Miranda, but the final ball fails to damage the Atletico defence.
    • 32' A deliberate handling offence by Arda Turan, who collects his fifth booking of the season.
    • 31' Cisma picks out Turan, but the finish is smashed straight into the arms of Varas in the Celta goal.
    • 30' Atlético Madrid have won eight consecutive home games - their best run over the course of a single season since 1975/76 (10).
    • 29' Atletico have only conceded seven goals in La Liga this season. A tight defence.
    • 28' Augusto Fernández heads over the bar from a superb cross by Alex Lopez. Best move of the match so far from Celta's point of view.
    • 27' An offside flag goes up against Arda Turan. Celta with the free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 26' Diego Costa prods the ball wide after a superb cross from Juanfran. Celta being forced back back somehow survive.
    • 25' Godin heads wide of goal from a free-kick. A couple of yards wide of the target. Wasn't the worst effort in the world.
    • 24' Miranda holding firm to ensure Aspas can't bound beyond him. Solid defending.
    • 23' Diego Simeone cutting an animated figure on the touchline. Would dearly love an opening goal here.
    • 22' Cabral comes in ahead of Falcao after a lovely piece of play out wide by Costa to earn himself space.
    • 21' Celta enjoying a period of possession. Not really going anywhere with it, but keeping the ball well.
    • 20' Aspas fouled by Diego Godin before Falcao overhits a pass trying to pick out Diego Costa.
    • 19' Diego Costa rolls the ball back to Cisma, but he overhits that cross by some margin as the delivery flies straight out of play.
    • 18' Spain coach Vicente del Bosque watching this match from the stands.
    • 17' Juanfran with another dangerous cross, but Falcao narrowly fails to connect. Cabral doing well to defend the ball.
    • 16' Aspas slides the ball across the face of the Atletico goal, but too much pace on the delivery as it runs out of play.
    • 15' Godin comes across to make sure Fernandez can't throw in a telling cross. Atletico have the goalkick then.
    • 14' Atletico so unfortunate, but Celta are content to surive. Riding their luck at the moment.
    • 13' Koke sees a shot come back off a post with the keeper beaten after Diego Costa and Turan had combined superbly well.
    • 12' Turan smashes a shot wide of the target before an offside flag goes up against Falcao.
    • 11' Tunez doing well to block the cross from Turan as he tried to pick out Costa. Blistering move, but Celta survive.
    • 10' Juanfran holds up a lovely cross to the back post, but just over the head of Falcao deep in the home area.
    • 9' Koke's headed flick drops well wide of goal after some intelligent stuff from Juanfran going forward.
    • 8' Cisma making his Liga debut for the home side this evening. Celta have not come to sit and defend. That much is obvious.
    • 7' Cisma overhits a pass trying to pick out Costa, and that will be a goalkick to Celta.
    • 6' Michael Krohn-Dehli throws in a corner, but Thibaut Courtois is off his line quickly to punch clear the danger.
    • 5' Cabral forced to look lively to head clear the cross from Juanfran with Falcao looking to benefit in the middle of the visiting box.
    • 4' Juanfran dashes forward for Atletico. Falcao playing alongside Diego Costa up front.
    • 3' Alex Lopez smacks a shot miles over the bar from distance. Not the best clearing header by Godin.
    • 2' Atletico aiming to bounce back from that 4-1 mauling at Barcelona last Sunday. Some neat footwork by visiting goalkeeper Varas to play the ball out of defence.
    • 1' Atletico get the action off and running in their traditional red and white striped shirts.
    • 20:55 Here come the teams and kick-off is moments away. The final whistle has not long blown in the other Liga fixture tonight and Valencia won an entertaining contest against Getafe 4-2 at the Mestalla.
    • 20:50 ATLETICO MADRID: Courtois, Juanfan, Miranda, Godin, Cisma, Tiago, Koke, Gabi, Turan, Diego Costa, Falcao. Subs: Asenjo, Adrian, Garcia, Diaz, Emre, Suarez, Rodriguez. /// CELTA VIGO: Varas, Mallo, Cabral, Tunez, Bellvis, Oubina, Krohn-Dehli, Lopez, Fernandez, Insa, Aspas. Subs: Toni, Tomas, Park, Bustos, Vila, Alvarez, Bermejo, De Lucas.
    • 20:45 Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Liga matchcast as high-flying Atletico Madrid play host to Celta Vigo. Team news will follow very shortly!
  • Summary

    • 81' Miranda has been sent off for the home side after a deliberate handball. Second booking. Had to go.
    • 74' GOAL! Adrian pulls the trigger from distance and the shot flies high into the net. Stunning finish and Atletico finally make the breakthrough.
    • 41' Diego Costa takes a tumble in the area. Cabral seemed to connect with the Atletico player. Should have been a penalty.
    • 31' Cisma picks out Turan, but the finish is smashed straight into the arms of Varas in the Celta goal.
    • 28' Augusto Fernández heads over the bar from a superb cross by Alex Lopez. Best move of the match so far from Celta's point of view.
    • 26' Diego Costa prods the ball wide after a superb cross from Juanfran. Celta being forced back back somehow survive.
    • 25' Godin heads wide of goal from a free-kick. A couple of yards wide of the target. Wasn't the worst effort in the world.
    • 13' Koke sees a shot come back off a post with the keeper beaten after Diego Costa and Turan had combined superbly well.
    • 20:50 ATLETICO MADRID: Courtois, Juanfan, Miranda, Godin, Cisma, Tiago, Koke, Gabi, Turan, Diego Costa, Falcao. Subs: Asenjo, Adrian, Garcia, Diaz, Emre, Suarez, Rodriguez. /// CELTA VIGO: Varas, Mallo, Cabral, Tunez, Bellvis, Oubina, Krohn-Dehli, Lopez, Fernandez, Insa, Aspas. Subs: Toni, Tomas, Park, Bustos, Vila, Alvarez, Bermejo, De Lucas.
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  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

  • Celta de Vigo

    Manager: Paco Herrera

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