LaLiga round-up: Barcelona return to winning ways, Atletico hit seven, and Real Madrid cruise to victory

LaLiga round-up: Barcelona return to winning ways, Atletico hit seven, and Real Madrid cruise to victory
Yannick Carrasco celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal

Atletico Madrid 7-1 Granada
Yannick Carrasco scored a hat-trick to help Atletico Madrid maintain their place at the top of LaLiga, live on talkSPORT2.

Diego Simeone’s side fell behind to Isaac Cuenca’s wonder strike but Atleti eventually overpowered their opponents.

Carrasco scored his hat-trick by the hour mark before the rest of his teammates ran riot.
Substitute Nicolas Gaitan added two more and late goals from Angel Correa and Tiago condemned the visitors to a humiliating defeat. 

Real Betis 1-6 Real Madrid
Rumoured Tottenham target Isco scored twice to earn Real Madrid an impressive away win against Real Betis, live on talkSPORT2.

Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema, Marcelo and Isco scored in the first half to all but seal an away victory for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Betis pulled one back through Alvaro Cejudo but Madrid added two more through Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo to put the game beyond doubt.

Madrid sit level on points with city rivals Atletico Madrid but trail the league leaders on goal difference. 

Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruna
Luis Enrique’s side got their LaLiga season back on track with a convincing win over Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp.

Two goals from Rafinha and a strike from Luis Suarez gave the hosts a commanding 3-0 half time lead as they looked to recover from their most recent 4-3 league defeat to Celta Vigo.

Lionel Messi stepped off the substitute’s bench to score a fourth goal for Barcelona in what was a routine win. The Argentine is expected to start against Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night after missing his club’s last three games.

Barcelona currently sit in fourth place, two points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

Source: TalkSport

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