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Played
December 9, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Alejandro Hernández‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
23′ Diego Costa
 
 
 
64′ (PG) Radamel Falcao
 
 
 
Top of the Match
Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao
Atletico Madrid
Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
Bruno Gama
Bruno Gama
Deportivo
Dani Aranzubia
Dani Aranzubia
Deportivo

Atletico Madrid 6-0 Deportivo La Coruna: Five-star Falcao shines against Galicians

The Colombian became only the second player to score five goals in La Liga this century, as the Rojiblancos recorded an emphatic victory at the expense of the Blanquiazules

By Livio Caferoglu

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao / Getty
Atletico Madrid recovered from two consecutive defeats to demolish Deportivo La Coruna 6-0 on Sunday.

However, their cause was greatly helped by the exploits of Radamel Falcao, who struck five times at the Vicente Calderon to become only the second player to score as many goals in a Spanish top-flight match this century.

Yet it was Diego Costa who broke the deadlock on the night. The Brazilian striker made amends for his midweek red card in the Europa League by heading in Koke's corner on 13 minutes.

The midfielder was on the assist trail again 15 minutes later when he sent Falcao through on goal, and the former Porto ace doubled Atleti's lead with a cool finish.

On the stroke of half-time, Falcao made it 3-0 to the hosts, turning in a throw-in to put his team firmly in the driving seat with the second-half still to play.

It only went from bad to worse for Depor after the restart, as Roderick's mistake in the box allowed Falcao to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Three minutes later Falcao was at again, this time finding himself in the right place at the right time to sweep home a rebound, and he netted his fifth and final goal soon after with a fine solo effort.

The Colombia international's five-goal haul sees Atletico consolidate second place, five points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid.


Atletico Madrid

13
Thibaut Courtois
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Diego Godín
Defender
4.00
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
71′ 74′
3.50
6
Cata Díaz
Defender
3.50
20
Juanfran
Defender
4.00
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
3.50
6
Koke
Midfielder
23′ 28′
3.50
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
42′ 70′
4.00
14
Gabi
Midfielder
3.50
9
5.00
19
Diego Costa
Striker
23′ 59′
3.50

Deportivo

1.50
1
Dani Aranzubia
Goalkeeper
1.00
15
Laure
Defender
1.00
21
Ayoze
Defender
1.00
19
Roderick
Defender
1.50
-
Insua
Defender
1.50
4
1.50
14
A. Aguilar
Midfielder
2.00
18
Javi Camuñas
Midfielder
18′ 65′
3.00
-
Valerón
Midfielder
72′
2.00
-
Riki
Striker
78′
1.00
16
Bruno Gama
Midfielder

Substitutes

25
Sergio Asenjo
Goalkeeper
 - 
18
 - 
17
3.00
5
Tiago
Midfielder
 - 
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
70′
3.00
25
 - 
7
Adrián
Striker
59′
3.50

Substitutes

 - 
13
 - 
2
3.00
26
Andre Santos
Midfielder
72′
 - 
28
 - 
10
3.00
22
Salomão
Striker
65′
2.50
23
Bodipo
Striker
78′

Coach/Manager

-
3.50

Coach/Manager

2.50
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0