Can Wednesday night’s dramatic, to say the least, Champions League victory spark Atlético Madrid into life?
FC Porto were the visitors to Cívitas Metropolitano, with the game scoreless going into stoppage time.
Mario Hermoso then thought he’d won it for Atleti, only for Hermoso himself concede a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time, with ten-man Porto drawing level.
But, now in the 11th minute of the additional period, a corner found Antoine Griezmann at the back post and he poked home the latest of late go-ahead goals.
2-1 and, given that Atleti’s next four fixtures are against Bayer Leverkusen or Club Brugge, this win put los Colchoneros in a strong position already.
Back in La Liga, Diego Simeone’s side have been indifferent so far.
Despite taking a very early lead through Álvaro Morata last weekend, Atleti were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Sociedad at Anoeta.
Overall, they have seven points on the board, having beaten Getafe and Valencia but lost to Villarreal in-between.
Thus, Celta de Vigo kick off level on points with their hosts.
O Celtiña head to the capital following back-to-back wins, first beating Girona at Montilivi, before a thumping 3-0 victory over Cádiz.
Iago Aspas, who else, netting twice, with Óscar Rodríguez on target in-between during a 19-minute goal rush at Balaídos.
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