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October 27, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Juan Martínez‎
Attendance:‬ 42000‎
 
 
52′ David Villa
 
56′ David Villa
 
65′ Diego Costa
 
90+2′ Gabi
 
Top of the Match
David Villa
David Villa
Atlético de Madrid
David Villa
David Villa
Atlético de Madrid
Flop of the Match
Juanfran
Juanfran
Betis
Jorge Molina
Jorge Molina
Betis

Atletico Madrid 5-0 Betis: Villa stars as Atleti stroll past visitors

Ex-Barcelona man David Villa inspired an impressive showing by scoring a double and providing an assist, as his team now trail the Catalans by only a point

By Chris Kvesa

DAVID VILLA TIAGO MENDES DIEGO COSTA ATLETICO DE MADRID 10272013
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Atletico Madrid eased past Betis with a 5-0 victory at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

Oliver Torres opened the scoring early on and David Villa then finished his drought impressively by tripling Atleti's lead with back-to-back goals early into the second half. Diego Costa and Gabi wrapped up the result with their finishes towards the end of the match.

Only 15 seconds in, Koke found Torres in front of the box and passed on to the striker to tap in for the lead.

The advantage was successfully taken into half-time and, shortly after it, Villa marked an impressive comeback as he picked up a cross to head in for the 2-0.

Not long later, it was again the former Barcelona star who got hold of the ball within the visitors' area and Villa was able to blast the ball into the net with his left foot.

In the 64th minute, Villa then rounded up his brilliant performance as he assisted the 4-0 by delivering a brilliant pass to Costa to send the ball into the far corner of the target.

Gabi then completed the rout in stoppage-time, leaving a devastated Betis in 18th place in La Liga, meanwhile Atleti are trailing table-toppers Barcelona by only one point.

Former Blaugrana star Villa was delighted with having made such a great impact and praised team-mate Torres for his goalscoring debut.

"I am happy above all for the goals and helping the team is always important," he told Canal Plus.

"[Torres] has a fantastic future ahead of him and that's why it's important not to rush him.

"He put in a great performance today and people will have many, many years to enjoy this lad. We have to be patient as he has all he needs to be a special player."


Atlético de Madrid

13
Thibaut Courtois
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Diego Godín
Defender
3.50
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
52′
3.50
20
Juanfran
Defender
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
3.50
5
Tiago
Midfielder
3.50
6
Koke
Midfielder
1′ 68′
3.50
14
Gabi
Midfielder
92′
3.50
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
1′ 60′
4.00
9
David Villa
Striker
52′ 56′ 65′
4.50
19
Diego Costa
Striker
65′ 77′
3.50

Betis

3.50
13
Guillermo Sara
Goalkeeper
46′
2.00
12
2.00
15
2.00
25
2.50
5
Matilla
Midfielder
2.50
7
Vadillo
Midfielder
62′
3.00
20
N. Igiebor
Midfielder
20′
2.50
21
L. Reyes
Midfielder
46′
3.00
22
Cedric
Midfielder
53′
2.50
-
Chuli
Striker
2.00
11
Juanfran
Midfielder

Substitutes

35
Yassine Bounou
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
22
 - 
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
 - 
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
77′
 - 
11
 - 
7
Adrián
Striker
60′
3.00

Substitutes

2.00
30
 - 
2
Chica
Defender
 - 
23
Nacho
Defender
2.50
8
Nono
Midfielder
62′
 - 
14
Salva Sevilla
Midfielder
 - 
17
Juan Carlos
Midfielder
3.00
19

Coach/Manager

-
4.00

Coach/Manager

 - 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0