Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres, on loan from AC Milan, has now scored four goals in all competitions since his Atletico return

Fernando Torres scored his first La Liga goal in eight years as Atletico Madrid beat Getafe.

The striker, who had failed to score in his first nine league games since his return, headed home Koke's free-kick within three minutes.

And just before half-time Tiago headed home second from close range.

Torres was Atletico's top scorer in each of his last five campaigns in Spain before his 2007 move to Liverpool at the age of 23.

The result takes Atletico back to within a point of third-placed Valencia, while Getafe remain 13th.

However the defending champions, who are in the Champions League quarter-finals, are still six points off leaders Barcelona, who host Real Madrid on Sunday (20:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 2Godín
  • 18Gámez
  • 10TuranSubstituted forSuárezat 90+3'minutes
  • 14GabiBooked at 74mins
  • 5TiagoBooked at 62mins
  • 6Koke
  • 11JiménezSubstituted forGriezmannat 64'minutes
  • 19TorresSubstituted forGracia Calmacheat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Siqueira
  • 4Suárez
  • 7Griezmann
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 22Gracia Calmache
  • 28Hernández
  • 44Barragán Maestre

Getafe

  • 25Guaita
  • 27Martín VigarayBooked at 56mins
  • 5Gomes PereiraBooked at 36mins
  • 4Velázquez Maldonado
  • 18Escudero
  • 17Castro
  • 8Lacen
  • 14Sánchez GilSubstituted forBabacar Diawaraat 79'minutes
  • 10Sarabia
  • 23HinestrozaSubstituted forKarim Yodaat 72'minutesSubstituted forFelip Selmaat 83'minutes
  • 9Alvaro

Substitutes

  • 1López Pérez
  • 3Lago
  • 11Karim Yoda
  • 12Arroyo
  • 15Babacar Diawara
  • 32Buendía Stati
  • 36Felip Selma
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
38,673

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamGetafe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Getafe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Getafe 0.

Cani (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mehdi Lacen (Getafe).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Suárez replaces Arda Turan.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cani replaces Fernando Torres.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Vigaray.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Jan Oblak tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álex Felip (Getafe).

Attempt missed. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Attempt blocked. Álex Felip (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Álex Felip replaces Yoda because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Yoda (Getafe) because of an injury.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Giménez.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Babá replaces Pedro León.

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Diego Castro (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mehdi Lacen (Getafe).

Booking

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jesús Gámez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Vigaray.

Substitution

Substitution, Getafe. Yoda replaces Fredy Hinestroza.

Foul by Jesús Gámez (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jan Oblak.

Attempt saved. Sergio Escudero (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jesús Gámez.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann replaces Raúl Jiménez.

Attempt blocked. Pedro León (Getafe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Sarabia (Getafe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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