Watch: Fernando Torres scores a stunner as Atletico de Madrid beat Celta Vigo

Fernando Torres scored a brilliant overkick goal to guide Atletico de Madrid to a much-needed win over Celta Vigo.

football Updated: Feb 13, 2017 13:43 IST
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Fernando Torres,of Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Celta de Vigo.(Getty Images)

Fernando Torres has been an absolute revelation since returning to his childhood club Atletico de Madrid in 2015 and on Sunday, he rolled back the years to score a super overhead kick to hand his the team a much-needed victory over Celta Vigo.

Atletico de Madrid got off to a nightmare start as Miguel Angel Moya came out to claim a corner but instead tipped the ball onto the head of Gustavo Cabral, who nodded into the unguarded net.

But Fernando Torres quickly pulled them level with a splendid strike, receiving the ball with his back to goal and flicking it over his head into the top corner.

However, it was not a perfect night for the Spaniard as he failed to take advantage when Carrasco was felled by Facundo Roncaglia inside the penalty area. It was the sixth miss from Atletico’s nine penalties this season.

It would not be the end of the drama, though, as Atletico fell behind again to a John Guidetti effort in the 78th minute, before goals late on from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann secured a dramatic 3-2 win.

Diego Simeone’s side leapfrogged Real Sociedad into fourth on 42 points, while Sevilla stayed third in the standings on 46 after beating Las Palmas 1-0, also on Sunday, thanks to a late strike from substitute Joaquin Correa.

First Published: Feb 13, 2017 10:36 IST