Athletic Bilbao were easily pushed aside by Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Monday night, thanks to Radamel Falcao’s hat-trick.
The Colombian striker was in inspired form for this encounter between last season’s Europa League finalists.
A spin and neat finish for his first goal was soon followed by a far-post hooked finish to send Atleti in 2-0 up at the break.
Into the second half, the No 9 drew a handball from an Athletic defender inside the penalty area, before dispatching the resulting spot-kick himself for a third of the night.
Falcao’s replacement Tiago Mendes then added an emphatic fourth with five minutes to play.