Serie A: Antoine Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco Goals Take Atletico Madrid Ahead Of FC Barcelona In Title Race

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga as goals from Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco ground out a 2-0 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Meanwhile, Gary Neville’s winless streak in the league since taking charge of Valencia last month stretched to five games as Jonathas’s late double handed Real Sociedad a 2-0 victory. Griezmann slotted home his 14th goal of the season after a wonderful one-two with Luciano Vietto before Carrasco’s deflected effort sealed a ninth La Liga win in Atletico’s last 10 games. Victory moves Diego Simeone’s men two points clear of Barcelona – having played a game more – at the halfway stage of the season and maintains their four-point advantage over Real Madrid. Torrential rain in recent days in Vigo had threatened to force the game to be postponed, but Atletico handled the difficult conditions better to inflict Celta’s third consecutive league defeat. Griezmann fired a warning shot just before the break […]

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