Atletico battled to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Celta Vigo which keeps the club in the hunt for the La Liga title with a few games left in the season. Antoine Griezmann scored a fantastic freekick to open the scoring before loan forward Alvaro Morata added a second for the hosts.
Celta Vigo who came to the Wanda Metropolitano seeking a victory to draw out of the relegation battle were unlucky to meet Atletico stopper Jan Oblak in good form.
The Slovakia international put up a man of the match performance making three world-class saves to ensure victory. After the game, Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone was full of praise for the former Benfica ace. The enigmatic Argentine told a packed media that he believes the Slovakia international is the best shot-stopper in the world.
Oblak joined Atletico from Benfica in 2014 as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois and has quickly developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world. the 26-year-old is known for his sharp reflexes and excellent handle of the ball and has been linked with a big transfer in the past seasons.
“It was reported in the summer that Manchester United were reportedly considering a move" for the stopper in the scenario that David De Gea fails to agree on a new contract. While PSG are also thought to be interested in the stopper as the club feels that it lacks in the department as “Alfonso Areola has failed" to convince boss Thomas Tuchel.
Atletico Madrid wary of losing their number one have offered him a new contract worth £166,000 a week with an increased buyout clause of £100 million. The Spanish side would be hoping that Oblak would be the bedrock of the team for years to come.