Torres Hits dream Milestone
Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for next season thanks to a routine 3-0 victory over LaLiga strugglers Levante on Sunday.
Having lost 1-0 to Sporting CP on Thursday, the home side appeared to be suffering a Europa League hangover until Angel Correa broke through Levante’s resistance in the 33rd minute.
Antoine Griezmann maintained his scoring streak in the league with the second goal soon after the break, as Diego Simeone’s side coasted to a 10th successive win at the Wanda Metropolitano in all competitions – all secured without conceding.
The France international’s fierce strike from Sime Vrsaljko’s volleyed cross saw him on the scoresheet for a fourth successive league outing, while also taking his tally for the season to 26 in all competitions.
Fernando Torres also found the net in the week he confirmed his impending departure, the substitute firing home Correa’s cross to score his 100th LaLiga goal for his boyhood club.
While the win does little to bother champions-elect Barcelona in terms of the title race in Spain, Atletico are now certain of a top-four finish with six games remaining.