Griezmann, Torres and Thomas see Atletico Madrid past Las Palmas
Atletico Madrid 3 - 0 Las Palmas

Griezmann, Torres and Thomas see Atletico Madrid past Las Palmas

28/01/2018

Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres and Thomas Partey were on target as Atletico Madrid were made to work for Sunday's 3-0 win over lowly Las Palmas.

Griezmann opened the scoring in the second half to settle the nerves at the Wanda Metropolitano and Torres added a second before Thomas' strike two minutes from time added gloss to the scoreline. The victory enabled Atletico some light relief following their Copa del Rey exit at the hands of Sevilla.

Diego Simeone started his three-match touchline ban after being sent off during Atleti's 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek and Diego Costa was also missing, still not fit after injuring himself in the 1-1 draw with Girona on Jan. 20. Nevertheless, it was a lively opening five minutes, with Las Palmas' Gabriel Penalba and Atletico's Koke exchanging shots at goal.

Torres was central to most of the early attacking forays, setting up Gabi before going close himself midway through the first half.

Griezmann had the best chance of the opening 45 minutes but his effort from Juanfran's cross hit the post. At the other end, Jan Oblak was largely untroubled on his 100th La Liga apparance. Jairo Samperio went close for the away side with a right footed shot from outside the box but Las Palmas were largely kept at arm's length.

While unable to call the odds on the touchline, Simeone made a half time switch and introduced Yannick Carrasco for the under-performing Koke, whose dip in form continued here. Carrasco was soon into the thick of the action, finding Griezmann who shot over before having a go himself.

Griezmann finally made the breakthrough on 61 minutes, finishing smartly from Juanfran's assist to beat Leandro Chichizola. Angel Correa then found Torres, who made no mistake 12 minutes later.

With the game all-but over, Thomas added a third on 88 minutes to wrap up the victory and keep Atletico comfortably second behind runaway leaders Barcelona.

Las Palmas, meanwhile, remain second from bottom and five points adrift of safety.

Related news

Late Cristiano Ronaldo goal rescues point for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao

Late Cristiano Ronaldo goal rescues point for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an exquisite back-heel to rescue a point for Real Madrid in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Barcelona settle for draw at Celta Vigo after Sergi Roberto sent off

Barcelona settle for draw at Celta Vigo after Sergi Roberto sent off

Barcelona's charge towards the La Liga title was held up after a much-changed side was held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, where Sergi Roberto was sent off with his side's first league red card in over a year.

Isco and Casemiro help Real Madrid past Malaga, close gap on Atletico

Isco and Casemiro help Real Madrid past Malaga, close gap on Atletico

A much-changed Real Madrid edged past basement club Malaga 2-1 to leapfrog Valencia into third place in LaLiga.

Atletico Madrid cruise past Levante, strengthen hold on second place

Atletico Madrid cruise past Levante, strengthen hold on second place

Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at home over Levante to strengthen their hold on second place in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona beat Valencia to set new La Liga record unbeaten streak

Barcelona beat Valencia to set new La Liga record unbeaten streak

Barcelona broke a 38-year-old La Liga record on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten streak in Spain's top flight to 39 games by beating Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou.

Antoine Griezmann salvages point in Madrid derbi at Bernabeu

Antoine Griezmann salvages point in Madrid derbi at Bernabeu

Real Madrid had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to city rivals Atletico as Antoine Griezmann struck to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal.

Barcelona tie La Liga record as Lionel Messi hat trick downs Leganes

Barcelona tie La Liga record as Lionel Messi hat trick downs Leganes

Lionel Messi fired a hat trick as Barcelona took another big step towards the La Liga title with a 3-1 home win against Leganes.

Kevin Gameiro penalty edges Atletico Madrid past Deportivo La Coruna

Kevin Gameiro penalty edges Atletico Madrid past Deportivo La Coruna

Kevin Gameiro converted a match-winning penalty as Atletico Madrid beat struggling Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 to remain in contention for the La Liga title.

Lionel Messi nets last-minute Barcelona equaliser in draw with Sevilla

Lionel Messi nets last-minute Barcelona equaliser in draw with Sevilla

Lionel Messi came off the bench to net a stunning last-minute equaliser as La Liga leaders Barcelona fought back from two-goals down to draw 2-2 at Sevilla.

RELATED NEWS

Late Cristiano Ronaldo goal rescues point for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao

Late Cristiano Ronaldo goal rescues point for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an exquisite back-heel to rescue a point for Real Madrid in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Barcelona settle for draw at Celta Vigo after Sergi Roberto sent off
Celta Vigo 2 - 2 Barcelona

Barcelona settle for draw at Celta Vigo after Sergi Roberto sent off

Barcelona's charge towards the La Liga title was held up after a much-changed side was held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, where Sergi Roberto was sent off with his side's first league red card in over a year.

Isco and Casemiro help Real Madrid past Malaga, close gap on Atletico
Malaga 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Isco and Casemiro help Real Madrid past Malaga, close gap on Atletico

A much-changed Real Madrid edged past basement club Malaga 2-1 to leapfrog Valencia into third place in LaLiga.

Atletico Madrid cruise past Levante, strengthen hold on second place
Atletico Madrid 3 - 0 Levante

Atletico Madrid cruise past Levante, strengthen hold on second place

Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at home over Levante to strengthen their hold on second place in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona beat Valencia to set new La Liga record unbeaten streak
Barcelona 2 - 1 Valencia

Barcelona beat Valencia to set new La Liga record unbeaten streak

Barcelona broke a 38-year-old La Liga record on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten streak in Spain's top flight to 39 games by beating Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou.

Antoine Griezmann salvages point in Madrid derbi at Bernabeu
Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann salvages point in Madrid derbi at Bernabeu

Real Madrid had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to city rivals Atletico as Antoine Griezmann struck to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal.

Barcelona tie La Liga record as Lionel Messi hat trick downs Leganes
Barcelona 3 - 1 Leganes

Barcelona tie La Liga record as Lionel Messi hat trick downs Leganes

Lionel Messi fired a hat trick as Barcelona took another big step towards the La Liga title with a 3-1 home win against Leganes.

Kevin Gameiro penalty edges Atletico Madrid past Deportivo La Coruna
Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Deportivo La Coruna

Kevin Gameiro penalty edges Atletico Madrid past Deportivo La Coruna

Kevin Gameiro converted a match-winning penalty as Atletico Madrid beat struggling Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 to remain in contention for the La Liga title.

Lionel Messi nets last-minute Barcelona equaliser in draw with Sevilla
Sevilla 2 - 2 Barcelona

Lionel Messi nets last-minute Barcelona equaliser in draw with Sevilla

Lionel Messi came off the bench to net a stunning last-minute equaliser as La Liga leaders Barcelona fought back from two-goals down to draw 2-2 at Sevilla.

19/04/2018
11:00 | Jan-Lennard Struff v Alexander Zverev - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
11:00 | Roberto Bautista Agut v David Goffin - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
12:30 | Grigor Dimitrov v Philipp Kohlschreiber - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
12:30 | Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
13:00 | ATP - Monte-Carlo Masters
14:00 | Rafael Nadal v Karen Khachanov - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
14:00 | Mischa Zverev v Richard Gasquet - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
15:30 | Andreas Seppi v Kei Nishikori - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
15:30 | Milos Raonic v Marin Cilic - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters
19:30 | Real Sociedad - Atletico Madrid
20:45 | Leicester City - Southampton
20/04/2018
13:00 | ATP - Monte-Carlo Masters
20:30 | Borussia Monchengladbach - VfL Wolfsburg
21:00 | Dijon - Olympique Lyon
21/04/2018
13:00 | ATP - Monte-Carlo Masters
13:30 | West Bromwich - Liverpool
15:00 | SPAL - Roma
15:30 | Hannover 96 - Bayern Munchen
16:15 | Celta Vigo - Valencia
17:00 | Olympique Marseille - Lille
18:00 | Sassuolo - Fiorentina
18:15 | Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur
18:30 | Borussia Dortmund - Bayer Leverkusen
20:00 | Guingamp - Monaco
20:45 | Milan - Benevento
21:30 | Sevilla - Barcelona - Copa del Rey Final
22:00 | MotoGP - Americas Grand Prix - Qualifying
22/04/2018
13:00 | ATP - Monte-Carlo Masters
15:00 | Chievo - Inter Milan
15:00 | Lazio - Sampdoria
16:00 | Chelsea - Southampton
17:30 | Manchester City - Swansea City
18:00 | Cologne - Schalke 04
20:45 | Atletico Madrid - Real Betis
20:45 | Juventus - Napoli
20:45 | Arsenal - West Ham United
21:00 | Bordeaux - PSG
22:00 | MotoGP - Americas Grand Prix
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Bayern Munich - Real Madrid
Derby of the week
20:45
25/04/2018
Derby of the week
W 2.05    
   W 3.40
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
04-15-2018 15:30 and are subject to change
Football Live Scores
Tennis Live Scores