Atletico Madrid thrash Real Madrid
Diego Costa scores four and gets sent off in huge derby win

Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa scores four and gets sent off in huge derby win

Diego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in a pre-season friendly game.

Costa opened the scoring in the first minute and completed his hat-trick with a 45th-minute penalty.

Angel Correa who came on for the injured Alvaro Morata in the 13th minute was also on target for Atletico’s second goal.

Joao Felix, a £113m summer signing, also scored his first goal for the club as Atletico led 5-0 at half time.

Costa added his fourth goal six minutes after the start of the second half to put his side six goals up, Vitolo scored their seventh in the 70th minute.

Meanwhile he together with Real’s Dani Carvajal was red-carded for fighting in the 61st minute.

It took until they were 6-0 down before Real got on the scoresheet through Nacho, while Karim Benzema and Javier Hernandez both scored late on.

Gareth Bale, who is set to leave Real to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, started on the bench but came on for the final 30 minutes.

New signings Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic also started the game but had less impact with the former only recording an assist for Nacho’s goal.

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On the other side, new signing Kierran Trippier looked a special talent on his debut game for Atletico Madrid.

REAL MADRID 4-3-3

Starting XI 13. Thibaut Courtois, 4. Sergio Ramos, 6. Nacho, 12. Marcelo, 19. Álvaro Odriozola, 8. Toni Kroos, 22. Isco, 10. Luka Modric, 18. Luka Jovic, 50. Eden Hazard, 28. Vinícius Júnior |
Used Substitutions: 1. Keylor Navas for 13. Thibaut Courtois, 31. Javier Hernández Cabrera for 4. Sergio Ramos, 11. Gareth Bale for 12. Marcelo, 2. Dani Carvajal for 19. Álvaro Odriozola, 27. Rodrygo for 22. Isco, 26. Takefusa Kubo for 10. Luka Modric, 9. Karim Benzema for 18. Luka Jovic, 32. Adrián de la Fuente for 50. Eden Hazard, 17. Lucas Vázquez for 28. Vinícius Júnior |
Not used: Substitutes 5. Raphaël Varane, 7. Mariano, 23. Ferland Mendy, 21. Brahim Díaz, 25. Andriy Lunin, 29. Jaime Seoane, 33. Álvaro Fidalgo, 30. Diego Altube

ATLETICO MADRID 4-4-2

Starting XI 13. Jan Oblak, 22. Mario Hermoso, 15. Stefan Savic, 12. Renan Lodi, 23. Kieran Trippier, 8. Saúl Ñíguez, 6. Koke, 11. Thomas Lemar, 7. João Félix, 9. Álvaro Morata, 19. Diego Costa |
Used Substitutions: 18. Felipe for 15. Stefan Savic, 33. Carlos Muñoz for 23. Kieran Trippier, 16. Héctor Herrera for 8. Saúl Ñíguez, 14. Marcos Llorente for 6. Koke, 10. Ángel Correa for 9. Álvaro Morata
Not used Substitutes: 32. Rodrigo Riquelme, 1. Antonio Adán, 20. Vitolo, 35. Manuel Sánchez López, 17. Ivan Saponjic, 38. Antonio Moya, 37. Alex Dos Santos, 30. Francisco Montero, 34. Sergio Camello, 36. Juan Sanabria

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By John Dalton Kigozi