Alvaro Morata scored twice to assist Atletico Madrid to a 3-Zero win over relegation-haunted Mallorca.© AFP
Alvaro Morata scored twice to assist Atletico Madrid to a 3-Zero win over relegation-haunted Mallorca on Friday and stretch their unbeaten La Liga run to 12 video games. The victory consolidated their third place on 62 factors to remain nicely on track for a return to the Champions League subsequent season. Morata opened the scoring from the penalty spot within the 25th minute. He had been fouled by Aleksandar Sedlar however then noticed his spot-kick saved by Manolo Reina. However, a Mallorcan participant had encroached within the penalty space and Morata made no mistake along with his second try.
The striker added a second aim simply earlier than the break.
Ideally set-up by Marcos Llorente, he prodded the ball into an empty web.
Koke, with a deflected shot, put away the third aim for Atletico within the 76th minute.
On Thursday, Real Madrid took a giant step in direction of successful La Liga by battling past Getafe to move four points clear of Barcelona, with 5 video games left.
Sergio Ramos’ late penalty proved the distinction on the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium the place Madrid had been made to really feel uncomfortable by Getafe however dug out a gutsy 1-Zero victory worthy of champions.
This was arguably Madrid’s hardest fixture remaining and with a four-point benefit over Barcelona, in addition to the superior head-to-head, the trophy is now firmly inside their grasp.
“We have not won anything,” insisted coach Zinedine Zidane.
“We are doing things well, yes, but there are five games still to go. If we continue like this, staying solid, it will be fine.”
It is Madrid’s greatest lead over Barcelona since September and their greatest cushion on the prime of the desk all season.
If they will beat Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday, Madrid might even pull seven factors clear earlier than Barca face a tough sport away at in-form Villarreal a number of hours later.
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