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La Liga: Griezmann, Torres, Partey score as Atletico Madrid beat Las Palmas 3-0

IANS | Madrid |

Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres and Thomas Partey helped Atletico Madrid get back on track with a 3-0 win over Las Palmas in the 21st round of La Liga football action.

The Sunday win was Atletico’s first win in four matches, after losing two games to Sevilla in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals and playing to a draw against Girona in La Liga, reports Efe.

After the win, Atletico holds the second spot in the La Liga table, with 46 points, six points ahead of Valencia and eight points behind leader Barcelona, who is to take on Alaves later on.

After resisting during the first half, Las Palmas finally conceded the first goal in the 61st minute, when Griezmann got a pass from Juanfran Torres that put him in a one-on-one situation against Las Palmas’ net minder Leandro Chichizola, who could not block the French forward’s fine touch.

In the 73rd minute, Torres doubled the score for Atletico after blasting a shot from close range that found the back of the net.

And with two minutes to go before second-half stoppage time, Thomas Partey put the icing on the cake for Atletico.