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La Liga News: 18 September 2016; Atletico Madrid Hammer Sporting Gijon, Sevilla Lose Defensive Pair

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Atletico Madrid vs. Sporting Gijón - ESPN
Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres both scored twice as Atletico Madrid claimed a 5-0 win over Sporting Gijon. A day after manager Diego Simeone reduced the length of his contract by two seasons, Atletico produced a commanding performance as Kevin Gameiro scored in between two first-half goals from strike partner Griezmann.

Eibar vs. Sevilla FC - ESPN
Sevilla missed the chance to move top of La Liga when they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Eibar, who finished the match with nine men. Manager Jorge Sampaoli made eight changes for a return to domestic action on the back of a goalless draw at Juventus in the Champions League as his side looked to go above Barcelona, who romped to a 5-1 win at Leganes in the early kick-off.

La Liga news: Adil Rami, Daniel Carrico to miss derby - Jorge Sampaoli -
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli expects centre-back pair Daniel Carrico and Adil Rami to miss Tuesday's Seville derby against Real Betis after picking up injuries in Saturday's draw with Eibar. The Andalusians slumped to a disappointing 1-1 stalemate at Ipurua against an Eibar side who ended the game with only nine men and injuries to key players compounded their misery.

Las Palmas vs. Málaga - ESPN
Las Palmas moved level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid after a 1-0 win over Malaga in Gran Canaria. An early penalty from Figueroa Momo proved enough to give Los Amarillos a third league win of the new season and leave Juande Ramos' side still in search of a first victory.

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