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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Kevin Gameiro (28')

Kevin Gameiro nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Celta Vigo

Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal of the game. fotopress/Getty Images

Kevin Gameiro scored Atletico Madrid's winner as they defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 at Balaidos to move up to third in La Liga.

Gameiro netted in the 28th minute for the visitors, firing home from close range after Celta had failed to deal with a corner.

Atletico had a chance to double their lead in the 72nd minute through Antoine Griezmann, but he could only send his header from a cross wide.

The victory sees Atletico leapfrog rivals Real Madrid, who play Eibar later on Sunday, to leave them six points off leaders Barcelona.

Celta, meanwhile, sit 10th in the table with 11 points from nine games.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 24 +51 62
2 Atletico Madrid 23 +25 52
3 Valencia 24 +19 46
4 Real Madrid 22 +27 42
5 Sevilla FC 24 -4 39
6 Villarreal 23 +6 37
7 Eibar 24 -4 35
8 Girona 24 +4 34
9 Real Betis 23 -7 33
10 Celta Vigo 23 +7 32
11 Getafe 23 +5 30
12 Leganes 23 -5 29
13 Athletic Bilbao 23 -1 28
14 Alavés 24 -11 28
15 Real Sociedad 23 -2 26
16 Espanyol 23 -10 26
17 Levante 23 -14 20
18 Las Palmas 24 -34 18
19 Deportivo La Coruña 24 -29 17
20 Málaga 24 -23 13

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