Atleti begin the defense of their crown in the right way, returning from their trip to Balaidos with all three points in the bag.
La Liga title holders Atletico Madrid kicked off the new league campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 away victory over Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Angel Correa was the star of the show for Atletico as the Argentine scored both the goals for his side. Correa handed the visitors the lead midway through the first half, smashing his shot into the top right corner of the net after collecting a pass from Thomas Lemar on the edge of the penalty area.
The 26-year-old attacker put his side on the front foot for a second time just five minutes after Iago Aaspas had leveled the scoreline from the spot, poking home a lovely diagonal ball from Saul Niguez.
Diego Simeone’s men will be determined to continue their winning ways when they welcome Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano in a weeks’ time for their second La Liga outing of 2021-22.
Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid Player Ratings
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – 6, Savic – 7, Gimenez – 6, Hermoso – 5, Kondogbia – 6, Llorente – 6, Saul – 7, Koke – 6, Lemar – 7, Correa – 8, Carrasco – 6, Suarez – 5, De Paul – 6, Trippier – 5, Lodi – N/A, Vrsaljko – N/A