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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 11CorreaBooked at 60mins
  • 6KokeSubstituted forCardoso Mendesat 67'minutes
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 10Carrasco
  • 21GameiroSubstituted forGaitánat 62'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forTorresat 67'minutes

Substitutes

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

Granada

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tito (Granada CF).

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

  9. Post update

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

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

  13. Post update

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

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by David Barral.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Rúben Vezo.

  20. Post update

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

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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