Atletico Madrid produced a sensational second half as they dismantled Swedish side Malmo 5-0 on Wednesday evening at the Vicente Calderon.
Having created the better chances for no reward in the opening 45, a sense of frustration was starting to seep in as the second half kicked off. Up stepped Koke -- the academy graduate not only opened the scoring but he laid on three more as the La Liga winners gave their Allsvenskan counterparts a harsh Champions League lesson.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic, Antoine...
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone praised his team's persistence after they broke through after a scoreless first half to beat Malmo 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Spanish champions could not find the net before the break, though Antoine Griezmann hit the woodwork.
The floodgates opened only three minute into the second half when Koke scored, then Mario Mandzukic, Griezmann, Diego Godin and Allessio Cerci all followed.
"We continued to push. In the first half it was...
A Koke-inspired Atletico Madrid scored five second-half goals in a comprehensive victory over Malmo to go top of Champions League Group A on Wednesday.
The Spain midfielder set the Primera Division champions on their way at the Vicente Calderon stadium early in the second half, before setting up Mario Mandzukic for a second goal on the hour mark.
Koke then assisted Antoine Griezmann to make it three after 63 minutes and provided the cross for Diego Godin to head home a fourth with three minutes remaining,...