Atletico Madrid falls into the trap of a draw with Celtic in the Champions League

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Published on: Thursday, October 26, 2023 – 1:03 AM | Last updated: Thursday, October 26, 2023 – 1:03 am

Atletico Madrid was unable to regain the lead in Group Five of the group stage of the Champions League, after falling into the trap of a positive 2-2 draw with its Scottish host, Celtic, on Wednesday evening, in the third round of the group, which witnessed a 3-1 win over Feyenoord Rotterdam. His guest is Italian Lazio.

Feyenoord topped the group with 6 points, one point ahead of its closest rival, Atletico Madrid, while Lazio ranked third with four points, and Celtic remained at the bottom of the standings with one point.

Celtic took the lead with an early goal in the fourth minute through Japanese Kyogo Furuhashi, but French star Antoine Griezmann equalized for Atletico in the 25th minute.

Celtic quickly returned to the lead again, after Honduran Luis Palma scored the second goal for the Scottish team in the 28th minute, but Alvaro Morata scored the equalizer for Atletico in the 53rd minute.

Atletico Madrid ended the match with ten players after its player, Rodrigo De Paul, was sent off in the 82nd minute for receiving a second warning, so the hosts failed to take advantage of the numerical shortage among the visitors.

In the Dutch city of Rotterdam, Mexican Santiago Jimenez opened the scoring for Feyenoord in the 31st minute, before his colleague Ramez Zerrougui added the second goal in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half.

In the second half, Jimenez scored again, scoring Feyenoord’s third goal and his second personal goal in the 74th minute, while Pedro scored Lazio’s only goal in the 83rd minute from a penalty kick.

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