Diego Costa scores four as Atletico thrash Real Madrid 7-3
Diego Costa scored four goals, as Atletico Madrid humiliated Real Madrid 7-3, in the final match of their United States tour in New Jersey on Friday.
Real fielded a strong side once again, with new signings Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic starting up front.
But Zinedine Zidane’s men went in at the break 5-0 down.
Atletico fielded a host of new arrivals, including club record signing Joao Felix, who immediately caught Real cold on the counter before playing Costa in for his opening goal in the first minute.
Felix, Angel Correa, Saul Niguez and Costa all found the back of the net, before the half-time whistle.
Costa got his hat-trick just six minutes into the second half, before Nacho pulled one back for Real.
Vitolo added a seventh after Costa was sent off, before Karim Benzema and Javi Hernandez scored late for Real.