Atletico Madrid put in one of the best showings of the new La Liga season so far after putting seven goals past Francisco Rodriguez’s Rayo Vallecano.
Deigo Simeone’s men lit up the Vallecas as early as the second minute following a sublime finish from star forward Antoine Griezmann.
The Cochoneros will race into a three-nil first-half lead following goals from Memphis Depay and right-back Manuel Molina.
With the Estadio Vallecas being one of the most challenging grounds for any visiting team in recent years in La Liga, many expected a response from Rayo. However, it appeared the Madrid district had no answer for Simeone’s romping attack, as substitutes Alvaro Morata, Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa added four goals in the second half to seal the seven-nil win on the night.
Atleti fans visibly elated, took to Twitter to express their excitement. @feelAtleti tweeted:
“Atlético Madrid scoring 7 goals against small clubs is nothing new.”
@TheFootballFeel also tweeted:
“Atletico Madrid love scoring 7 goals against small teams”
The Spanish giant’s historic win at Rayo also saw them etch their name in history as they became the first Atleti side to score seven goals in one match away from home since 1948, according to reports from La Liga TV.
The Spanish giant, who have their sight set on clinching another La Liga title, will now shift their attention to another difficult task as they welcome wounded Sevillaa to the Civitas Metropolitano on Sunday.