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Carrasco stunner leads Atletico Madrid back to winning ways

Atleti delivered their best league performance since the 2-0 win over Barcelona at the start of the month
31 October 2021, Spain, Madrid: Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Betis at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/DAX via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the match at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/dpa.

Atletico Madrid ended a three-game winless run in all competitions with a 3-0 victory over Real Betis at a rain-soaked Wanda Metropolitano.

Yannick Carrasco's superb first-half finish and an own goal from German Pezzella in the second put the champions in control against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Joao Felix came off the bench to drill home a third as Atleti delivered their best league performance since the 2-0 win over Barcelona at the start of the month.

Betis rarely offered a threat to Jan Oblak's goal as they endured an eighth defeat in nine away league games against Atletico, a run in which they have failed to score in any of the past six games.

Atleti's win lifted them above Betis in the table and will also give them some confidence ahead of a Champions League visit to Liverpool in the coming week.

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