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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng (65')
  • Kevin Gameiro (2', 18')
  • Saúl Ñíguez (17')
  • Thomas (72')
  • Fernando Torres (90'+1')

Atletico Madrid enjoy huge win over Las Palmas

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Atletico Madrid scored three goals in the opening 18 minutes as they romped to a 5-0 win at 10-man Las Palmas, which keeps them ahead of Sevilla in third place.

Diego Simeone's side, who face city rivals Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League next week, made the perfect start at Estadio de Gran Canaria when Kevin Gameiro put them ahead inside two minutes as he swept in Saul Niguez's cross from the left.

It was soon 2-0 when midfielder Saul headed in from a corner after 17 minutes, with Gameiro adding a third almost immediately from the restart following a break down the right.

Las Palmas managed to regroup for the second half, but then saw midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng sent off for a second caution on 65 minutes.

The hosts, though, managed to hold out until Atletico substitute Thomas Partey made it 4-0 in the 72nd minute.

Veteran forward Fernando Torres, who had replaced Gameiro just before the hour, completed the route with a close-range finish in stoppage time.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 38 +70 93
2 Atletico Madrid 38 +36 79
3 Real Madrid 38 +50 76
4 Valencia 38 +27 73
5 Villarreal 38 +7 61
6 Real Betis 38 -1 60
7 Sevilla FC 38 -9 58
8 Getafe 38 +9 55
9 Eibar 38 -6 51
10 Girona 38 -9 51
11 Espanyol 38 -6 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 +7 49
13 Celta Vigo 38 -1 49
14 Alavés 38 -10 47
15 Levante 38 -14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 -8 43
17 Leganes 38 -17 43
18 Deportivo La Coruña 38 -38 29
19 Las Palmas 38 -50 22
20 Málaga 38 -37 20

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