Atletico Madrid thrash Las Palmas 5-1 to move into third position in La Liga

Atletico Madrid scored twice in the first five minutes in Gran Canaria, before netting a third through Koke in the 62nd minute – four minutes after Jonathan Calleri had helped Las Palmas back into the match.

Koke then grabbed his second of the night in the 75th minute, before Thomas Partey made it five late on as the capital outfit picked up their first three points of the season in impressive style.

Alen Halilovic missed out for Las Palmas after picking up a red card against Valencia last weekend. Vitolo was also absent against his parent club, which allowed Momo and

Fabio Gonzalez to come into the XI. Former West Ham United forward Calleri, meanwhile, again led the line for the Canary islanders.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone made five changes to the team that started last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Girona. Antoine Griezmann missed out through suspension, while Juanfran, Stefan Savic, Gabi and Fernando Torres also all dropped out.

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