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Atletico Madrid kept pace with their rivals at the top of the Primera Division as they brushed aside neighbours Rayo Vallecano 3-1 on Saturday evening.
Antoine Griezmann scored a brace -- and somehow missed out on a hat-trick despite a string of second-half chances -- and, although Roberto Trashorras pulled one back before half-time, an own goal from Alberto Manucho put Atletico back in firm control early in the second half.
After wins earlier in the day for Real Madrid and Barcelona, Atletico could...
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has warned his players not to slip up in Saturday's La Liga game at home to Rayo Vallecano.
Defending champions Atletico go into the game four points behind table-toppers Real Madrid, having played one game fewer, and with the possible added distraction of Wednesday's looming Copa del Rey quarterfinal second leg at home to Barcelona.
Rayo have been their usual inconsistent selves recently, losing 1-0 at home to struggling Cordoba a fortnight ago, but showing their...
Former Manchester United striker Manucho struck late for Rayo Vallecano to inflict a first home defeat on Real Sociedad manager David Moyes.
Paco Jemez's side had been the second-best team for large periods of the game but the Angola international headed in a corner in the 81st minute to give the Madrid side a second win in three matches.
The fact his side had performed well will be scant consolation for Moyes, however, and after eight league games in charge of the Basque outfit the former Manchester...