First Division - Day 16

Celta Vigo 2 - Atlético Madrid 2

Celta: Cavallero; Angel, Cáceres, Berizzo, Sylvinho; Luccin, José Ignacio (Giovanella 61'); Jesuli, Gustavo López (Vagner 75'), Juanfran; Milosevic. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Burgos; Gaspar, Lequi, Simeone, Sergi; De los Santos; Novo (Aguilera 87'), Jorge (Musampa 75'), Ibagaza, Rodrigo (Paunovic 61'); Fernando Torres. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Celta: Cáceres, Jesuli for Sergio, Jandro / Atlético: Jorge for Paunovic.

0-1. 17. Simeone. Headed down past keeper on far post following corner.
1-1. 37. Luccin. Free kick from edge of area which took deflection off wall.
1-2. 40. Milosevic. Got ahead of defence to poke Gustavo López cross into net.
2-2. 82. Lequi. Hooked ball back over defenders and fired shot over keeper.

Celta paid the price for their historical triumph against AC Milan midweek, their tired players being held to a 2-2 draw by Atlético Madrid. The Vigo based side were hoping that their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions' League would enable them to get their league campaign back on track, but they found themselves behind with just over a quarter of an hour gone when an unmarked Simeone headed Ibagaza's corner down past Cavallero.

The Galicians fought back though, and Luccin levelled the scores from a free kick later in the half, Berizzo making space in the defensive wall for the French midfielder to drill his shot through the middle and past the surprised Burgos. Three minutes later they were in front, Milosevic getting ahead of the defence to touch Jesuli's cross past the advancing keeper.

Fernando Torres could have equalised for Atlético three minutes after the restart, but his clever back-heel from a left-sided cross was turned away for a corner by the attentive Cavallero. But after that they handed back control to the hosts, and Jesuli could have put Celta further ahead when his shot was blocked by a defender. But with eight minutes to go Lequi saved his side a point with an extraordinary goal,

the central defender finding the ball with his back to goal after it hit him on the shoulder, hooking it back over his head past two defenders and smashing it first time into the roof of the net. A goal in a million which keeps Atlético in fifth spot