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Vicente Calderon (ATT 30,000) 9th December 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

A Madrid Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna Deportivo

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D Costa (23)
Falcao (28, 42, pen 64, 67, 71)

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Falcao on fire for Atletico

Last Updated: 09/12/12 9:36pm

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Falcao: Five goals for Atletico Madrid

Falcao: Five goals for Atletico Madrid

Radamel Falcao gave another demonstration of his predatory instincts with a five-goal haul as Atletico Madrid crushed hapless Deportivo La Coruna 6-0.

Diego Costa headed the hosts in front midway through the first half but thereafter it was a one-man show as Falcao stroked home the second moments later before volleying in a wonderful third just before the break.

And the flow of goals for the Colombian continued after half-time as he slotted home a penalty and two more from close range to take his tally for the season to 19.

The visitors were missing their three first-choice centre-backs in Carlos Marchena, Ze Castro and Aythami through injury and suspension and Atleti exposed the inexperienced duo of Roderick and Insua in a clinical display.

Costa put his red card in the Europa League defeat to Academica on Thursday behind him with a powerful downward header from Koke's corner to open the scoring.

However Depor were causing problems of their own in the first quarter of the game and should have been level when Riki's cross found Juan Carlos Valeron completely unmarked inside the area but his header came back off the post and rebounded to safety.

And the Galicians were to rue that miss as Falcao then took over with a stunning display of striking efficiency.

The South American got his first after 28 minutes when Koke released him in behind the Depor defence and he made no mistake with a low drive across Daniel Aranzubia.

And three minutes before half-time it was three as Falcao scored the goal of the night with a thunderous volley from outside the box that flew into the far corner.

After a quiet start to the second period the former Porto striker sealed his hat-trick from the spot after he had been felled by Roderick and then grabbed his fourth from barely a yard after Aranzubia had got a hand to Arda Turan's goalbound effort.

And Falcao then registered his fifth and Atleti's sixth as he took advantage of some more woeful defending to turn inside the box onto his right foot and slot an effort low beyond Aranzubia 19 minutes from time.

Victory means Atleti regain their five-point advantage over Real Madrid in second place, whilst a sixth straight game without a win leaves Depor rooted to the foot of the table.


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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 33 82
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Barcelona 33 78
4 Athletic Bilbao 33 62
5 Sevilla 33 56
6 Villarreal 33 52
7 Real Sociedad 33 51
8 Valencia 33 44
9 Espanyol 33 41
10 Levante 33 40
11 Malaga 33 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 37
13 Granada 33 37
14 Rayo Vallecano 33 37
15 Elche 33 35
16 Osasuna 33 34
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 33 31
19 Almeria 33 30
20 Real Betis 33 22

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