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Atlético Madrid Bounce Back In Style

David-Villa-Atletico-MadridAtlético Madrid recovered in style from last weekend’s first Liga loss by thrashing Real Betis 5-0 as David Villa ended his seven-game scoring drought with a double and eighteen-year-old sensation Oliver Torres scored the fastest goal this season after just 13 seconds on his full debut.

La Liga’s top-scorer Diego Costa took his tally to 13 goals in 13 games in all competitions when he slotted home from Villa’s pass 25 minutes from time before Gabi rounded off the scoring in stoppage time.

With the win Atletico moved to within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga, and opened up a five point gap between themselves and city rivals Real.

Meanwhile Villarreal strengthened their hold on fourth spot with a 4-1 thrashing of Valencia at the Madrigal.Early goals from Ikechukwu Uche and Hernan Perez put the hosts 2-0 up at half-time before a Giovanni Dos Santos double completed the rout after the break.

Real Sociedad continued their recovery with a 3-0 win over still winless Almeria while Sevilla moved into the top half of the table with a 2-1 win over ten-man Osasuna.