Atletico Madrid Vs. Celtic, UEFA Europa League 2011: Full Time, Atleti Win 2-0

Atletico Madrid haven't gotten off to the best start in La Liga, but they might have found themselves a bit of momentum, as well as chemistry between their new signings, after Thursday night's UEFA Europa League result. They're in pole position to advance to the knockout stages, following a comfortable 2-0 win over Celtic in which they were the better side for the entire evening. 

The first goal was an absolutely inexcusable one for Celtic to concede. On a corner kick, new singing Radamel Falcao, the record holder for most goals in one European competition, was somehow left completely unmarked and allowed to hit a powerful header into the back of the net.

Another new signing scored the second, with Diego putting in a classy finish from 12 yards out. That sealed the deal for Atleti, who won a little too comfortably for not looking spectacular on the night.

Keep it on our Europa League StoryStream for updates across the competition on Matchday 1, and head on over to SB Nation Soccer for coverage of footy from all across the globe.

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