Friday 9 December 2016

Carrasco hat-trick fires Atletico rout

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Published 17/10/2016 | 02:30

Yannick Carrasco. Photo by Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile.
Yannick Carrasco. Photo by Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile.

Atletico Madrid maintained top spot in La Liga after hammering Granada 7-1 and now lead city rivals Real, who ended a run of four successive draws by beating Real Betis 6-1 in Seville, on goal difference.

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Raphael Varane put Real in front in the fourth minute, Karim Benzema added a second and Marcelo scuffed in the third before Isco notched a brace and Cristiano Ronaldo joined the scorers. It started badly for Diego Simeone's Atletico side as Isaac Cuenca gave rock-bottom Granada a shock lead with a smart 18th-minute volley but the hosts charged back thanks to a Yannick Carrasco hat-trick.

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi scored within three minutes of returning to action for the first time in over three weeks to help fire Barcelona 4-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich twice surrendered the lead in a 2-2 Bundesliga draw at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Moenchengladbach missed two penalties in a goalless draw against Hamburg SV.

In Italy, Paulo Dybala notched up a brace for leaders Juventus in their 2-1 win over Udinese.

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