BY MOSES ADEYEMI
Real madrid were left stuned at the Vicente Calderon after they lost 4-0 to athletico ruthless boys.
Simeone’s men would havefallen 10 points behind Real with defeat at the Vicente Calderon, but the Liga pacesetters were rolled over in ruthless fashion by a rampant home side.
Tiago opened the scoring with 14 minutes gone…Saul, an early substitute for the injured Koke, doubled their tally with a delightful bicycle kick four minutes later, leaving the Liga leaders completely stunned.
The visitors rarely looked capable of mounting a response and Atletico added further goals through Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic to move within four points of Real at the summit.
Atleti began the contest with purpose and looked particularly threatening down the right flank through Arda Turan, who caused problems inside the first 10 minutes.
Real picked things up after the half-hour mark, but Atletico continued to look lethal in attack and should have been awarded a penalty in the 34th minute when Sami Khedira blocked Diego Godin’s goal-bound effort with his arm.
Fernando Torres also had a shot blocked, but entirely athletico had a great game.