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Atlético Madrid 7-1 Granada

Yannick Carrasco scores for Atletico Madrid
Yannick Carrasco's only previous goal for Atletico this season was their winner against Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Yannick Carrasco scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid came from behind to overwhelm bottom club Granada and reclaim top spot in La Liga.

Sevilla briefly replaced Atletico at the top with a 3-2 win at Leganes and Granada threatened an upset thanks to Isaac Cuenca's superb early strike.

But Atletico responded superbly with Carrasco making it 3-1 after an hour.

Substitute Nicolas Gaitan added two more and late goals from Angel Correa and Tiago completed the rout.

Diego Simeone's Atletico are unbeaten this season and could not have been more ruthless in brushing aside Granada before turning their attention back to the Champions League.

Last season's beaten finalists have won both their opening group games and play Russian side Rostov on Wednesday.

Simeone was able to withdraw Koke and forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro in the second half against Granada in preparation for the trip to Russia.

Griezmann did not get on the scoresheet but Belgium international Carrasco, 23, made up for it with his first La Liga goals of the season.

He struck twice before the break to make it 2-1 before completing his first hat-trick for the club when converting a cross from Griezmann.

Gaitan added the fourth almost immediately after coming on before a late flurry of three goals in the final eight minutes.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 11CorreaBooked at 60mins
  • 6KokeSubstituted forTiagoat 67'minutes
  • 14Gabi
  • 10Carrasco
  • 21GameiroSubstituted forGaitánat 62'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forTorresat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Tiago
  • 9Torres
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 19Hernández
  • 22Partey
  • 23Gaitán
  • 25Campos Moreira

Granada

  • 13Ochoa
  • 2Román Triguero
  • 17Nunes Vezo
  • 6Rodríguez Lombán
  • 12Antunes da Silva
  • 8Márquez Moreno
  • 26AngbanSubstituted forHenry Agboat 64'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 19Cuenca López
  • 23BuenoSubstituted forBarral Torresat 63'minutes
  • 18Pereira
  • 9PonceSubstituted forKravetsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olazábal Paredes
  • 4Samper
  • 5Henry Agbo
  • 7Barral Torres
  • 10Boga
  • 15Atzili
  • 24Kravets
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
48,278

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamGranada
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 7, Granada CF 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 7, Granada CF 1.

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

Foul by Tito (Granada CF).

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 7, Granada CF 1. Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

Attempt missed. Andreas Pereira (Granada CF) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi Márquez (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 6, Granada CF 1. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Javi Márquez (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Uche (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 5, Granada CF 1. Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt missed. David Barral (Granada CF) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filipe Luis with a headed pass.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by David Barral.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Rúben Vezo.

Attempt missed. Javi Márquez (Granada CF) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Rúben Vezo (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Pereira with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Artem Kravets replaces Ezequiel Ponce.

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Ezequiel Ponce (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ezequiel Ponce (Granada CF).

Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid).

Javi Márquez (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Tiago replaces Koke.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Uche (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. Uche replaces Victorien Angban.

Substitution

Substitution, Granada CF. David Barral replaces Alberto Bueno.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 4, Granada CF 1. Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Nicolás Gaitán replaces Kevin Gameiro.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Granada CF 1. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Booking

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

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid85302131818
2Real Madrid85302281418
3Sevilla85211612417
4Barcelona851226101616
5Villarreal734094513
6Las Palmas83321613312
7Ath Bilbao7403108212
8Eibar732297211
9Real Sociedad731399010
10Celta Vigo7313911-210
11Leganés8314913-410
12Alavés72328719
13Malaga722379-28
14Dep La Coruña8224510-58
15Real Betis8224918-98
16Espanyol8143914-57
17Sporting Gijón7214616-107
18Valencia7205914-56
19Osasuna7034715-83
20Granada8026823-152
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