Griezmann sees triple and sends Atlético Madrid to the Champions League

Griezmann sees triple and sends Atlético Madrid to the Champions League
Griezmann sees triple and sends Atlético Madrid to the Champions League

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Antoine Griezmann, Atlético Madrid.
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This Wednesday, Atlético Madrid obtained their ticket for the next Champions League thanks to their success against Getafe (3-0).

Author of a hat-trick, French striker Antoine Griezmann allowed Atlético Madrid to win this Wednesday on the lawn of their neighbor Getafe (3-0) during the 36th day of La Liga and ensure their qualification for the Champions League. Mute for more than a month in a complicated second part of the season, Griezmann struck three times to bring his total to 16 league goals and offer three precious points to the Colchoneros (4th), now certain of appearing in the Top 4.

Atlético is in fact eleven points ahead of Athletic Bilbao (5th), knocked down 2-1 by Celta Vigo, two days before the end of the season, and is taking advantage of Girona’s new misstep to return to two lengths of the podium. A prestigious victory which gives fresh air to Celta (15th), practically guaranteed to remain with five points more than Cadiz, first relegation. Fighting for its survival in the elite, the Andalusian club snatched a crucial victory in added time on Wednesday on the lawn of its neighbor Sevilla FC (1-0) to keep a slim hope of maintaining.

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