La Liga: Torres starts Atletico Madrid farewell with a goal
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Spain’s top flight…
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Levante
Fernando Torres entered the weekend with only seven league games remaining in his Atleti career after announcing this week that he would leave the club this summer. The 34-year-old World Cup (2010) and Champions League (2012) winner began his farewell tour on Sunday and marked the occasion with a goal, Atleti’s third in their 3-0 win over Levante.
Angel Correa opened the scoring with what proved to be the winner in the 33rd minute, followed by Antoine Griezmann’s 19th league goal of the season (26 in all competitions) three minutes after halftime, and it was more than enough for Diego Simeone’s side to secure all three points and maintain their four-point lead on Real Madrid in the race for second.
Malaga 1-2 Real Madrid
Isco and Casemiro got the goals for Zinedine Zidane’s side before Diego Rolan pulled one back very late on for Malaga.
The final El Clasico of the season, while carrying little to no title implications, is three weeks away at the Camp Nou.
Elsewhere in La Liga — Saturday’s roundup
Getafe 1-0 Espanyol
Eibar 0-1 Alaves