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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Las Palmas: Simeone’s Men Cruise to Victory to Close the Gap on Barca

Atletico cruised to a Three-Zero victory over Las Palmas with objectives from Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres and Thomas Partey. Las Palmas gave account of themselves however in the long run Atletico’s high quality shone via to present them a snug victory.

​After struggling a Three-1 defeat to Sevilla within the Copa del Rey within the week, Atletico have been trying to get again to successful methods within the league, and keep away from falling additional behind leaders Barcelona. Las Palmas however went into the sport on the again of a shocking victory over Valencia and could have been trying to replicate that to assist them of their relegation struggle.

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The house aspect have been hampered with accidents within the run as much as the sport with Diego Costa lacking out together with full-backs Filipe Luis and Sime Vrsaljko. Las Palmas had no new harm considerations and named a full power aspect. 

Las Palmas did job of slowing the sport down within the first half, and have been unfortunate to not take an early lead when winger Hernan Toledo put a terrific ball into the field, just for a final ditch problem from Angel Correa to forestall the underdogs taking the lead. 

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The second of the primary half was a second of brilliance from Antoine Griezmann. The French ahead improvised from a Juanfran cross and so almost gave Atletico the lead, solely to see his Zola-esque backheel cannon in opposition to the woodwork. 

Las Palmas didn’t seem like a aspect 5 factors from security within the first 45, and labored exhausting to enter the halftime break degree. 

Nevertheless, after the break Atletico’s high quality started to shine via as they managed the sport and created a bunch of possibilities. The impasse was damaged within the 61st minute. Juanfran gained the ball again in his personal half earlier than releasing Griezmann with a terrific move, who ran in behind the Las Palmas defence and offered a deft chipped end over the keeper to place Atletico into the lead. 


Atletico then started to pile on the strain and their lead was doubled within the 73rd minute when Las Palmas gave the ball away cheaply in their very own half. Griezmann then launched Fernando Torres who beat his man and offered an emphatic end to attain his second La Liga purpose of the season.

A 3rd was added to kill off any likelihood of a late Las Palmas fightback within the 88th minute. Yannick Carrasco squared to Thomas Partey after being despatched via, and the substitute offered the crowning glory to safe the victory for Madrid. 

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Las Palmas will probably be hoping to bounce again from this defeat once they face Malaga in a relegation six-pointer subsequent weekend, with Atletico dealing with a tricky check at residence to Valencia. 


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