Leganes had started strongly and were unfortunate not to open the scoring. Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak tipped Gerard Gumbau's thunderous effort on to the bar before Filipe Luis blocked Gabriel’s follow-up on the line in a frantic opening quarter in which Griezmann struck the woodwork. The Frenchman made no mistake, however, as he ran on to Koke’s sumptuous through ball to finish after 25 minutes and soon doubled his tally with a stunning free kick. The hat-trick was completed with a towering header before Griezmann volleyed in a fourth to complete an eighth successive victory for Simeone’s team in all competition.
1⃣ FC Barcelona - 65 ptos. 2⃣ Atlético de Madrid - 61 ptos. (+1 partido)@Atleti se pone a cuatro del @FCBarcelona_es! ?#LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/lriu0s5iUw — LaLiga (@LaLiga) February 28, 2018
RESULTS Athletic 1 (Marcos 49) Valencia 1 (Kondogbia 23) Malaga 0 Sevilla 1 (Correa 15) Getafe 3 (Diaz 40, Boveda 44-og, Molina 82) Deportivo 0 Atletico 4 (Griezmann 26, 35, 56, 67) Leganes 0 Eibar 1 (Kike 16) Villarreal 0
Antoine Griezmann has now scored 7 goals in his last two games for Atletico Madrid:⚽⚽⚽ vs. Sevilla ⚽⚽⚽⚽ vs. Leganes On fire. ? pic.twitter.com/oEbx6NXAp7 — Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 28, 2018