What's buzzing:

Atletico Madrid 6-0 Deportivo: Five-star Falcao shines against Galicians

Goal.com
Atletico Madrid 6-0 Deportivo: Five-star Falcao shines against Galicians
.

View photo

Atletico Madrid 6-0 Deportivo: Five-star Falcao shines against Galicians

Atletico Madrid recovered from two consecutive setbacks in convincing fashion after the club hammered Deportivo La Coruna 6-0 in La Liga on Sunday.

However, the team's cause was greatly helped by the exploits of Radamel Falcao, who struck the net five times at the Vicente Calderon to become only the second player to score as many goals in a Spanish top-flight match this century.

It was Diego Costa who broke the deadlock on the night. The Brazilian striker made amends for his midweek red card in the Europa League by heading in Koke's 13th-minute corner.

The midfielder was on the assist trail again 15 minutes later when he sent Falcao through on goal, and the former Porto ace doubled Atleti's lead with a cool finish.

On the cusp of halftime, Falcao made it 3-0 to the home side, turning in a throw-in to put his team firmly in the driving seat of the match with the second half still to play.

It only went from bad to worse for Depor after the restart, as Roderick's mistake in the box allowed Falcao to complete his hat trick from the penalty spot.

Three minutes later,  the striker was at again, this time finding himself at the right time to sweep up a rebound, and he netted his fifth and final goal soon after with a fine solo effort.

Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter

View Comments (1)
  • Galaxy-Real Salt Lake Preview

    Javier Morales provided Real Salt Lake with a dangerous offensive threat as it jumped out to a solid start. Morales' second injury of the season will force him to sit out at least Wednesday night's home match with the Los Angeles Galaxy as RSL … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Sturaro starts for Juve in Champs League

    The Latest: Sturaro starts for Juve in Champs League

    TURIN, Italy (AP) -- 7:58 p.m. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has made one change to his very defensive team that held Monaco to a scoreless draw in the quarterfinal second-leg, putting Juventus through to the semis thanks to its first-leg … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago
  • Barca ready for tactical surprises from Guardiola

    Barca ready for tactical surprises from Guardiola

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is ready for surprises when he comes up against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Wednesday in what he believes will be an open and attractive game. The Catalan side enter the final stage of the season with a trophy … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Messi is unstoppable, says Bayern coach Guardiola

    Messi is unstoppable, says Bayern coach Guardiola

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says there is no way of stopping Barcelona's Lionel Messi in his present form ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday. In his former role as Barca boss, … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Jones boost for United's top-four ambition

    Manchester United could have defender Phil Jones back for the final three games of their season as they try to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. The versatile England international has been out since mid-April with an ankle injury but … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago