Spanish La Liga
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Atlético Madrid 5-1 Real Betis

Antoine Griezmann scores one of his two goals for Atletico Madrid against Real Betis
Atletico Madrid scored five goals in a La Liga game for the first time since November 2013

Atletico Madrid kept alive their hopes of winning La Liga with their biggest league win of the season against Real Betis.

Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres opened the scoring with a lovely dinked finish.

Antoine Griezmann doubled the lead before right-back Juanfran made it 3-0.

Ruben Castro reduced the deficit before late goals by Griezmann and substitute Thomas Partey completed the rout and earned a fifth win in six league games.

The win leaves Diego Simeone's side six points behind leaders Barcelona.

Atletico's next game is away to Barca in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 32Monsalve Vicente
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 14Gabi
  • 12FernandezSubstituted forKranevitterat 78'minutes
  • 17ÑíguezSubstituted forParteyat 69'minutes
  • 6KokeBooked at 38mins
  • 7Griezmann
  • 9TorresSubstituted forCorreaat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 8Kranevitter
  • 16Correa
  • 18Gámez
  • 22Partey
  • 34Villa Rodríguez
  • 35Diedhiou

Real Betis

  • 13Adán
  • 2Molinero
  • 20PezzellaBooked at 61mins
  • 17Westermann
  • 3Montoya
  • 18N'Diaye
  • 10Ceballos Fernández
  • 8MusondaSubstituted forTorres Buiguesat 71'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 52Ruiz PeñaSubstituted forKadirat 45'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 16CejudoSubstituted forda Silva dos Santosat 59'minutes
  • 24Castro

Substitutes

  • 1Giménez
  • 4González Cabrera
  • 5Kadir
  • 12da Silva dos Santos
  • 14Torres Buigues
  • 22Portillo
  • 25dos Santos Araujo
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
46,506

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Betis
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 5, Real Betis 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 5, Real Betis 1.

Attempt saved. Xavi Torres (Real Betis) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Foued Kadir with a cross.

Corner, Real Betis. Conceded by Thomas Partey.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 5, Real Betis 1. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Foul by Francisco Molinero (Real Betis).

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

Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Real Betis).

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

Corner, Real Betis. Conceded by Gabi.

Rubén Castro (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matías Kranevitter (Atlético de Madrid).

Xavi Torres (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 4, Real Betis 1. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Betis 1. Rubén Castro (Real Betis) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Matías Kranevitter replaces Augusto Fernández.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Xavi Torres (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Xavi Torres (Real Betis).

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

Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Ángel Correa with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Betis. Xavi Torres replaces Charly Musonda.

Foul by Leandro Damião (Real Betis).

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

Leandro Damião (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Partey replaces Saúl Ñíguez.

Francisco Molinero (Real Betis).

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

Rubén Castro (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Betis 0. Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Correa with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Fernando Torres.

Booking

Foued Kadir (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Foued Kadir (Real Betis).

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

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Koke.

Booking

Germán Pezzella (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Germán Pezzella (Real Betis).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona31244387266176
2Atl Madrid31224551153670
3Real Madrid31216489296069
4Villarreal30159637251254
5Celta Vigo31147104452-849
6Sevilla3013984335848
7Ath Bilbao30145114839947
8Malaga30109112928139
9Eibar30108124242038
10Dep La Coruña3171684044-437
11Las Palmas31106153443-936
12Real Sociedad3098133741-435
13Espanyol30105153156-2535
14Real Betis31810132845-1734
15Valencia31810133438-434
16Rayo Vallecano31710144363-2031
17Granada3077163256-2428
18Getafe3177172854-2628
19Sporting Gijón3076173252-2027
20Levante3066182854-2624
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