Atlético Madrid’s very inconsistent form continues.
Last weekend, los Colchoneros could only draw with relegation-threatened Getafe at Cívitas Metropolitano, with the visitors equalising via a late penalty.
The game witnessed a bizarre moment when striker Ángel Correa opened the scoring quite literally from the bench.
Correa pounced on a rebound, only for the flag to go up, with Diego Simeone then substituting the Argentine striker, introducing Yannick Carrasco.
However, the goal was then given by VAR, meaning the whole team ran to the bench to congratulate Correa, after Antonio Mateu Lahoz had pointed to the centre-spot.
This draw means Atleti have won just three of their last nine La Liga fixtures so remain fourth, with numerous teams hunting them down.
Celta de Vigo are not one of those, starting the weekend 12th, simply seeking to stay clear of any relegation danger.
Carlos Carvalhal’s team come into this one following back-to-back wins, first beating Athletic 1-0, before last Saturday night’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Real Betis.
Gabri Veiga bagging a brace at the Benito Villamarín, while Jørgen Strand Larsen and Joseph Aidoo were also on target in a famous win.
Before this, O Celtiña had only won one of their last 11, but have leapt up five places, albeit still only four clear of the relegation zone.
Can Celta continue their improved form at Balaídos?