First Division - Day 3

Atlético Madrid 4 - Recreativo Huelva 0

Atlético: Coupet; Seitaridis, Perea, Ujfalusi, Antonio López; Maxi, Raúl García, Maniche (Banega 68'), Simao (Luis García 56'); Sinama-Pongolle, Agüero (Miguel 60'). 4-4-2.
Recreativo: Riesgo; Pablo Oliveira, Morris, César Arzo, Poli; Camuñas (Javi Guerrero 71'), Jesús Vázquez, Javi Fuego (Sisi 58'), Aitor (Akalé 71'); Marco Rubén, Adrián Colunga. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Atlético: Antonio López, Raúl García, Agüero for Pernía, Paulo Assunçao, Luis García / Recreativo: Pablo Oliveira for Iago Bouzón.

1-0. 08. Agüero. Steered header back past Riesgo from Simao's long free kick.
2-0. 53. Maniche. Latched on to loose ball on edge of area and drove shot into net.
3-0. 78. Sinama-Pongolle. Ran on to Miguel pass and rounded defender to score.
4-0. 89. Sinama-Pongolle. Picked up Luis García pass and went on to beat keeper.

Yellow cards: Camuñas 57'.

Atlético Madrid moved back up to second in the table after beating Recreativo 4-0, the third such scoreline in a row in the Calderón stadium. An unmarked Kun Agüero headed them in to the lead from Simao's free kick in the eighth minute, and the striker had a second goal disallowed soon afterwards as Sinama-Pongolle had come back on to the pitch in an offside position. Riesgo kept out another effort from Maniche, but Coupet had some work to do as well, particularly stopping a couple of shots from an active Adrián Colunga.

Coupet was in action again after the restart to turn Javi Fuego's shot for a corner, and Sinama saw a deflected cross bounce off the crossbar at the other end. A couple of minutes later though the locals went two up, Maniche crashing a shot back through a crowded goalmouth after Simao's corner was cleared to him on the edge of the area.

Recre were beaten, and their ex striker Sinama wrapped things up with two more later on, the first after picking up a pass from Miguel and making space to beat the keeper, and the second after Luis García's flicked pass allowed him to run on past Arzo and score. Another high scoring match, and Atlético look to be on their best form for years.