Category Archives: Deportivo La Coruña

Antoine Griezmann scores four as Atlético close on leaders Barcelona

• Valencia stay in fourth place after draw with Athletic Bilbao
• Sevilla bounce back with victory at rock-bottom Málaga

Antoine Griezmann scored all four goals as Atletico Madrid swatted aside Leganes 4-0 in La Liga on Wednesday to cut the gap on leaders Barcelona to four points. Barcelona visit Las Palmas on Thursday before hosting Atletico on Sunday.

French forward Griezmann bagged two goals in each half in a stunning display to become the first Atletico player this century to score hat-tricks in successive league games. He also became the first Atletico player to net four in a match since Radamel Falcao in 2012 and brought up his 100th goal for the club he joined in 2014.

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Gareth Bale given standing ovation as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo

Gareth Bale departed the Santiago Bernabéu to a standing ovation and joked that this time they had applauded him, “instead of a whistle, which is always good”.

The Welshman, who has occasionally been the focus of criticism from some supporters and who has been left out of the squad through injury 25 times during his career in Spain, curled in a wonderful goal and headed a second as Real Madrid came from a goal down to defeat Deportivo La Coruña 7-1. Those strikes took him to seven in only seven league starts this season, making him the team’s top scorer.

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