Atletico Madrid wins 7-0 against Bayekano, breaking club history’s biggest away goal difference.
Spanish professional soccer Primera Liga (La Liga) giants Atletico Madrid put on a fireworks display against Real Valladolid to claim the club’s biggest away goal difference victory ever.
Atletico Madrid cruised to a 7-0 away win over Real Valladolid in the third round of the 2023-2024 La Liga on Monday (Sept. 29) at the Estadio de Vaecas in Madrid, Spain.
With the win, Atlético Madrid, unbeaten in its opening three matches (W, D, L, +9), moves to second place in the standings with seven points, behind leader Real Madrid (9), which has also won its opening three matches.
Third-place Girona (+4 goal differential) and fourth-place FC Barcelona (+3 goal differential) are tied with two wins, one draw, and seven points, but have moved up in goal differential.
Meanwhile, Bayekano (+6), which had won its opening two games, suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to eighth place.
Atletico Madrid has been in excellent form since the start of the new season, as the team played the second leg of the Coupang Play Series against Manchester City (England) in South Korea on March 30 before the start of La Liga this season.
After defeating Granada 3-0 in the opening round, Atletico Madrid played Real Betis to a goalless draw in the second round, but on this day, they showed off their firepower, scoring seven goals against Bayekas.
Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring two minutes after kickoff, before Memphis Depay scored in the 16th minute and Nauel Molina in the 36th to make it 3-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Alvaro Morata continued his multi-goal haul, while Angel Correa and Marcos Llorente also found the back of the net to complete the 7-0 rout.
According to statistics firm Opta, the 7-0 victory is Atletico Madrid’s largest away goal difference in La Liga history.
According to TransferMarkt records, Atletico Madrid’s previous biggest away goal difference in La Liga was 7-2 against Real Gijon in November 1948. La Liga was launched in 1929.
In addition, Atletico Madrid recorded its second “7-0 win” of the 21st century, a decade after beating Getafe 7-0 at home in November 2013.
Atletico Madrid’s previous best goal 먹튀검증 difference in a single game in La Liga was 9-0 in 1955 and 1957, both at home.