Torres scores brilliant goal before penalty miss

Rachel Hardy
February 14, 2017

Torres, whose contract with Atletico runs out in the summer, has now scored three goals in his last two league appearances for the club.

Antoine Griezmann sealed a thrilling Atletico Madrid comeback from 2-1 down with four minutes remaining to beat Celta Vigo 3-2 and move into fourth in La Liga. His stints at Chelsea and AC Milan were complete busts, but at 32 years old, the Spanish striker proved that there's still some skill left.

The striker received the ball just inside the Celta box with his back to goal, controlling the pass in from Yannick Carrasco with a good first touch before teeing himself up for an overhead effort which made its way into the back of the net in style.

For Atletico, the one downside in victory was their continuing failure from penalties; Torres' miss came after Griezmann had a kick saved during last weekend's win over Leganes, while Gameiro fired another over as they went out of the Copa del Rey at Barcelona on Tuesday.

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Diego Simeone praised the never-say-die attitude of his players as they rallied from a goal behind to defeat Celta Vigo with two late goals in Sunday's late match.

The second half began quieter as both teams looked exhausted from midweek Copa del Rey exertions, but the visitors' John Guidetti finished off a swift counter to make it 2-1 with 12 minutes remaining.

John Guidetti looked to have delivered the telling blow when he slotted home Daniel Wass's cut-back 12 minutes from time.

Third place Sevilla also edged Las Palmas away 1-0 to stay four points clear of Atletico who are seven behind Real.

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