Atletico Hammer Real Madrid 4-0

La Liga leaders Real Madrid suffered their heaviest defeat in over four years as reigning champions Atletico Madrid overpowered them in a scintillating derby.
Injury-hit Real were forced to name a makeshift defence for the short trip to the Vicente Calderon, and it was easily exposed by Atletico’s ruthless attack.
Quick-fire goals from Tiago and Saul Niguez put Atletico in command at the break, before second-half strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic sealed Real’s worst loss since a 5-0 mauling by arch-rivals Barcelona in November 2010.
Atletico’s players jubilantly celebrated with their supporters at the final whistle after extending their unbeaten run against Real to a sixth game.
And, perhaps more importantly, the win also reignited their hopes of retaining La Liga.
Los Rojiblancos would have fallen 10 points behind their neighbours with a defeat, but instead moved level with second-placed Barcelona.
Real still hold a four-point advantage over the pair, although Barca can cut that gap when they travel to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

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