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Griezmann shines in Atletico romp

Griezmann shines in Atletico romp

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Atletico Madrid produced one of their best performances of the season to defeat Real Valladolid 3-0 on

Saturday, with Memphis Depay making his debut, reports AFP. Real Sociedad, third, continued their fine form with a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano, while struggling Sevilla snatched a 1-0 win over Cadiz with a late Ivan Rakitic penalty. Atletico’s new Dutch forward Depay, signed from Barcelona on Friday, came off the bench in the second half but by then Antoine Griezmann’s virtuoso display had the hosts in full control at the Metropolitano. The French forward produced a sublime assist for Alvaro Morata to open the scoring and then struck the second

himself. Mario Hermoso netted the third from the rebound after his header from Griezmann's free-kick was

parried back into his path. Those three goals in an 11-minute spell in the first half wrapped up the points for fourth-placed Atletico. On Thursday they face rivals Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, important both as a derby but also their last realistic chance of silverware this season. Sevilla climbed out of the

relegation zone with a tight win over 19th place Cadiz at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.