As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Atletico Madrid thrash Alaves 4-0

Atletico Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-0 on Saturday.

Alaves had lost just once at home in the league all season before Atletico came to town but the second defeat was on the cards after just eleven minutes.

Saul Niguez opened the scoring after just five minutes before a wonder goal from Diego Costa made it 2-0 for the visitors shortly after.

Diego Simeone started the match with a front three of Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata though the Brazilian-born striker would come off at half time due to a muscular problem.

Morata made it 3-0 just before the hour-mark before Thomas Lemar, who replaced Costa at the break, completed the rout on 84 minutes.

The result sees Atletico in second place on the table ten points behind Barcelona and five points ahead of third placed Real Madrid.

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free