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Three more points in the Canaries

Atlético de Madrid beat Las Palmas after a brilliant start with three goals in 18 minutes by Gameiro (2) and Saúl. Thomas and Torres completed the victory in the second half.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez


Las Palmas: Javi Varas; Michel Macedo, David García, Bigas, Dani Castellano; Roque Mesa; Halilovic (Momo, 63’), Hernán (Javi Castellano, 75’), Tana (Mateo García, 68’), Jesé; and Boateng.

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Giménez (Thomas, 67’), Savic, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Koke, Saúl, Gabi, Nico Gaitán; Griezmann (Correa, 71’) and Gameiro (Fernando Torres, 58’).

Referee: De Burgos Bengoetxea. Red for double yellow for Boateng (6’ and 65’). Booked the home players Jesé (32’), Halilovic (56’); and the visiting Saúl (14’), Savic (31’), Nico Gaitán (61’), Thomas (89’).

0-1. 2’. Gameiro
sends into the net a cross from Saúl from the left.
0-2. 17’. Saúl heads from the box a corner kick taken by Koke.
0-3. 18’. Gameiro receives a through pass from Nico Gaitán, and beats Dani Castellano and Javi Varas.
0-4. 73’. Thomas breaks away, passes to Correa inside the box and the Argentinian passes back to beat Javi Varas with a low shot.
0-5. 91’. Fernando Torres beats Javi Varas after a cross from Filipe Luis.

Atlético de Madrid wanted to solve the game against Las Palmas quickly and it was decided in 18 minutes. When the team from the Canaries wanted to realize what was happening, Gameiro had already scored the first goal. And, knocked out by this blow, they received another two heavy blows in a minute, with the goals by Saúl and Gameiro, which silenced the Grand Canary stadium. Until the end of the first half, Atlético had absolute control.

The second half began like the first, with a finish by Gameiro after a pass from Griezmann's that crashed on the post. Diego Pablo Simeone started substituting players with Torres coming in in place of Gameiro, then he had to substitute Giménez with Thomas due to an injury, and later, Correa for Griezmann. The fourth goal was created between Thomas and Correa, scored by the Ghanaian. The last goal was scored by Torres after a good play initiated by Thomas with a brilliant pass to Filipe Luis and assistance from the Brazilian. Great fixture of Atlético to win three more points against Las Palmas.