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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Jonathan Calleri (58')
  • Ángel Correa (3')
  • Yannick Carrasco (5')
  • Koke (62', 75')
  • Thomas (88')

Atletico Madrid strike twice early to cruise past Las Palmas

DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images

Two goals in the first five minutes put Atletico Madrid on track for a comfortable 5-1 win at Las Palmas on Saturday.

Diego Simeone made five changes to the side which drew 2-2 in last weekend's opener at Girona, and his side were 2-0 up inside five minutes thanks to neat finishes from Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco.

Ex-West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri headed the home side back in the game near the hour mark.

But midfielder Koke soon restored his side's two goal advantage with a fine 25-yard strike, and the Atletico midfielder then got his second of the night with a spectacular bicycle kick.

Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak saved Jonathan Viera's penalty before young midfielder Thomas Partey rounded off the scoring late on.

The defeat was the second consecutive loss for Las Palmas to open the season.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 33 +64 83
2 Atletico Madrid 34 +36 72
3 Real Madrid 33 +44 68
4 Valencia 34 +26 66
5 Real Betis 34 +1 56
6 Villarreal 33 +5 51
7 Sevilla FC 33 -11 48
8 Getafe 34 +8 48
9 Girona 34 -6 47
10 Celta Vigo 34 +6 45
11 Real Sociedad 34 +6 43
12 Eibar 34 -10 43
13 Alavés 34 -13 41
14 Athletic Bilbao 34 -5 40
15 Leganes 34 -13 40
16 Espanyol 34 -12 39
17 Levante 34 -17 37
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 34 -47 21
20 Málaga 34 -29 20

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