Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan was delighted with his brace in last night's victory at Racing Santander.

Forlan's double helped Atletico arrest a worrying form slide and he said afterwards: "We had to win this game because, if we hadn't, we'd have lost touch with those above us.

"Sometimes I am happy to score, other times I'm not so bothered. The fundamental thing for me is the team.

"The most important thing was winning and lifting ourselves - and we did that tonight."