Atletico defeats Rayo 7-0 thanks to two goals from Morata.

Atletico Madrid defeated Rayo Vallecano 7-0, with midfielders Saul Niguez and Rodrigo de Paul contributing two assists and substitute Alvaro Morata scoring twice. Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay scored close-range goals, while Nahuel Molina added to the lead. Depay's goal was saved by goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski. In the second half, Morata scored twice, and Angel Correa hit the crossbar. Marcos Llorente also scored. Atletico now holds a two-point lead in the LaLiga standings, tied with Barcelona and Girona.

Alvaro Morata.

AUGUST 28 (Reuters) – On Monday, an inspired Atletico Madrid destroyed Rayo Vallecano 7-0, with midfielders Saul Niguez and Rodrigo de Paul both contributing two assists and substitute Alvaro Morata scoring twice.

Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay scored close-range goals to give Atletico a 2-0 lead early on, and Nahuel Molina added to that advantage on a counterattack in the 36th minute.

In the second minute, Griezmann scored a close-range volley from a De Paul pass.

Two minutes later, Depay almost increased Atletico’s advantage, but goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski expertly denied him with a point-blank shot.

After Saul sent a low cross, the Dutch striker knocked it in from just within the six-yard box in the 16th minute to give his team the lead.

A few minutes after he damaged his leg, Dapay had to be replaced.

Molina then received a pass from De Paul, who finished skillfully to beat Dimitrievski.

In the second half, Morata, who had come on for Depay, scored twice, and Angel Correa hit the crossbar with an exquisite dipping shot. As a rampaging Atletico ripped apart their rivals to clinch a second victory in three games this season, Marcos Llorente also scored.

Griezmann told Movistar Plus, “We played a tremendous game, with excitement and a lot of intensity from the outset.

“With the first goal, we were able to relax and gain three crucial points. Now let’s relax and consider the following one.

With seven points, Atletico is tied for second place in the LaLiga standings with Barcelona and Girona. Rayo is in eighth place with six points, two points behind Real Madrid, the team in first.

Álvaro Morata

Álvaro Borja Morata Martín

Forwarder, Midfielder

SpainSpain

Age: 32

189 cm

85 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 32 6 Missed
Minutes 1909 59.7 Avg
Goals 15 0.5 Avg
Assist 3 0.1 Avg
Attempt 30 0.9 Avg
Passes 367 11.566.8% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 3 times for 139 minutes for La Liga.

Álvaro Morata scored 3 goals for Atlético Madrid. He procured no assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in La Liga. In the last match Atlético Madrid won 7-0 against Rayo Vallecano. The next match in La Liga will be against Sevilla.

Atlético Madrid performance and stats

Atlético Madrid

Manager: D. Simeone
Rank 4th
Win 22
Draw 4
Loss 9
Goals 64-39
Diff 25
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 2
Loss 0
Goals 17-6
Diff 11

Atlético Madrid is currently 2nd in the La Liga with 7 points.

In the last 3 games, it has won twice and drawn once. In its last match, Atlético Madrid won 0-7 against Rayo Vallecano.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 10 goals and conceding 1.​

Atlético Madrid will play the next match in La Liga against Sevilla on Sunday 3rd of September in Madrid.​

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