ALVARO MORATA went from delight to fright within seconds after scoring against Real Madrid last night.
And it was the Spanish international and his team-mates who were left celebrating as they claimed a 4-2 victory after extra-time.
Samuel Lino broke the deadlock on 39 minutes before Jan Oblak’s howler, knocking Luka Modric’s free-kick into his own net, handed Real an equaliser ahead of the break.
Morata then put Atletico back into the lead just before the hour mark but Joselu’s header late on sent it into extra time.
Antoine Griezmann rifled home a brilliant third for Atletico in the 100th minute and then Rodrigo Riquelme netted the fourth to seal a place in the quarter-finals.
However, there was an hilarious moment during the pulsating derby clash after Morata’s goal.
As he raced behind the goal to celebrate his 18th strike of the campaign, he accidentally ran into a huge flag being waved by a spectator.
A moment of panic ensued as he wrestled to free himself, which fortunately for him he did manage to eventually do a few seconds later prior to embracing several fans in the crowd.
But viewers were quick to comment on social afterwards as they revelled in the funny moment.
“Morata is so unintentionally funny man,” wrote one supporter.
Another said they were “screaming” as a fellow fan said it was “soooo funny”.
A fourth joked: “Morata is in a perpetual state of getting trolled by everything in his immediate vicinity.”
A fifth asked: “Was he upset or embraced the flag and started celebrating with it lol!”
While another wrote: “That s*** literally came out of nowhere.”
Atletico boss Diego Simeone recently claimed that his star frontman Morata was on par with Erling Haaland.
Man City midfielder Rodri lines up with Haaland for his club and Morata for Spain at international level.
And when he was quizzed about Simeone’s comments, he said: “Obviously Morata. The truth is that I am very lucky to play with them.
“Álvaro has been performing for many years in the national team. He is up there with the greats of our history in a number of goals.
“And there is little to say about Erling because he has everything ahead of him to be one of the best.”
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