Ahead of new season, Atletico Madrid are already on top form against rivals Real Madrid showering no mercy in their New Jersey, as Diego Simeone’s men crushed Real Madrid 7-3 on Friday night.
Thanks to Diego Costa as the former Chelsea star scored four goals helping his side humiliate LaLiga rivals in an incredible display at the International Champions Cup.
Atletico showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men led 5-0 at half-time thanks to Costa’s first-half hat-trick on Friday.
However, the club’s big-money signing Joao Felix also scored his first goal since arriving from Benfica set up two other setups, while Angel Correa was also on target in a sensationally one-sided first half at MetLife Stadium.
Costa teamed up with Joao Felix to add his fourth six minutes into the second half before he was sent off after clashing with Dani Carvajal, which sparked a melee.
Vitolo scored a sensational solo goal in the 70th minute after Nacho Fernandez reduced the deficit on the hour-mark, while Madrid substitute Karim Benzema converted an 85th-minute penalty and Javi Hernandez bundled the ball over the line late.
The result now leaves football lovers asking, should it be an earlier warning to Zinede Zidane, he will have to be alert as Simeone’s side are in for a challenge?.