Five-star Atleti breeze past Lokomotiv

Atletico Madrid breezed into the Europa League quarter-finals with a 5-1 triumph at Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.

Two goals from Fernando Torres and one each for Angel Correa, Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann saw Diego Simeone’s side triumph 8-1 on aggregate.

Maciej Rybus equalised after Correa had given Atletico an early lead, but Saul restored the lead for the visitors before a Torres brace – including a penalty – and Griezmann’s lob finished the game.

Atleti’s win was soured by an injury to Filipe Luis, who has suffered a broken fibula and is now ruled out for the remainder of the season.

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