Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Atlético Madrid went to town on Rayo Vallecano recording their biggest ever away win in LaLiga with a 0-7 thumping of the host to continue their perfect start run to the season.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid scored four times in 13 second-half minutes to thump Rayo Vallecano 7-0 away from home and move second in the LaLiga table.
The visitors were 3-0 up inside 36 minutes as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay and Nahuel Molina effectively ended the game as a contest against Rayo, who had previously won their opening two games of the season.
Alvaro Morata scored twice as Diego Simeone’s side put their hosts to the sword in the final 20 minutes, with Angel Correa and Marcos Llorente also on target to move Atletico two points behind Real Madrid at the top.
In the second clash of the night, an 84th-minute penalty from Borja Mayoral sealed a 1-0 win for Getafe at home to Alaves.
The Spanish Football Association’s regional presidents have requested Luis Rubiales’ resignation with immediate effect after the Spanish FA president forcibly kissed Jennifer Hermoso following the Women’s World Cup final after the Spain women’s side defeated England.
The incident has sparked much backlash with members of the Spain men’s and women’s national side last week calling for Rubiales to step-down from his position.
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But he refused to resign in a staggering press conference and was subsequently suspended by FIFA’s disciplinary committee for 90 days from all footballing activity.
He has since claimed that he would ‘defend himself’ following the suspension, but many in the football community have condemned the president’s behaviour, with Alexis Putellas and several other members of the women’s side speaking out publicly against the incident.
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