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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 16 +35 42
2 Atletico Madrid 16 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 +19 31
5 Sevilla FC 16 0 29
6 Villarreal 16 +3 24
7 Girona 16 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 0 20
11 Leganes 15 -2 20
12 Celta Vigo 16 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 -6 18
15 Levante 16 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 -8 17
17 Deportivo La Coruña 16 -13 15
18 Alavés 16 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 -23 11

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