Renan Lodi scored a brace in Atletico Madrid’s victory against Celta Vigo.
Defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid temporarily move into fourth place ahead of Sunday’s round of fixtures.
Diego Simeone’s men put their midweek Champions league draw behind the, to defeat Celta Vigo in a routine victory.
Atletico Madrid climb into fourth position following Saturday’s win
Playing in a more attacking role, Renan Lodi continued his fine from midweek with a brace against Saturday’s opponent.
Lodi opened the scoring with a terrific effort in the 36th minute. The Brazilian controlled a pass into the penalty area before unleashing a powerful shot across the goal which caught the keeper by surprise.
Lodi’s shot from a tight angle caught the Celta goalkeeper off guard
Lodi was on hand to double the Atletico lead, as the Brazilian notched a brace with 60 minutes on the clock. He met Geoffrey Kondogbia’s pass superbly before nestling a good shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Atletico were almost three goals up with less than 10 minutes left, but Antoine Greizmann’s great effort went just wide of the post.
Atletico’s victory sees them go above Barcelona into fourth place.