Hércules: Calatayud; David
Cortés, Abraham Paz, Pamarot, Peña; Abel Aguilar, Fritzler; Tote
(Cristian 63'), Valdez (Rufete 75'), Thomert (Sendoa51');
Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi, Godín, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Raúl García (Koke 58'), Paulo Assunçao, Mario Suárez (Fran Mérida 46'), Reyes; Agüero (Diego Forlán 77'), Diego Costa. 4-4-2.
1-0. 11. Tote. Ran in from right of area and squeezed shot inside near post.
2-0. 23. Valdez. Picked up Cortés pass and curled long shot in to far top corner..
3-0. 32. Thomert. Got on the end of Peña cross to steer header past De Gea.
4-0. 44. Trézéguet. Connected with Tote pass and swept shot wide of keeper.
4-1. 89. Reyes. Cut in from left of goal and beat Calatayud from wide angle.
Yellow cards: Peña 52'.
A disastrous result on Monday night for Atlético Madrid just a few days before their epic cup tie with neighbours Real Madrid, Quique Sánchez Flores's side losing 4-1 to Hércules. By half time they were already four down, Tote starting things off by squeezing a shot past De Gea on the near post, his first goal in the top flight in seven years. Midway through the first hald Valdez curled the second past the keeper, and Thomert headed the third from Peña's cross with just over half an hour on the clock. And shortly before the half time whistle Trézéguet connected with Tote's through ball to sweep a shot past De Gea and make it four. After the restart Agüero hit the post with a wide free kick and Reyes and Fran Mérida went close, but Fritzler hit the post at the other end before Reyes cut in from the left wing to score a late consolation for the visitors. Atlético stay sixth, but this was not the result they wanted before Thursday's big game.