Atletico Madrid 5-0 Las Palmas: Marcos Llorente and Correa get hosts back on track


Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Las Palmas in a huge 5-0 home win to get back on track in LaLiga.

Javi Munoz fired the visitors early on, but Diego Simeone’s men soon took full control as Llorente scored twice in five minutes to make it two within 20 minutes.

Atletico ensured they warmed up in style for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg against Inter when Correa struck 73 seconds into the second half before doubling his tally from the penalty spot just after the hour mark. Substitute Memphis Depay then put the icing on the cake with a late strike from distance.

The hosts were beaten by Sevilla in their last league game and suffered an away defeat to Las Palmas in the reverse fixture in November, but have now won four in a row at home and are five points clear of fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, level with Barcelona, ​​who will play later on Saturday will play against Celta Vigo.

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