The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Atletico Madrid beats Almeria 4-2 to stay perfect through 4 rounds in Spain
BARCELONA, Spain - Atletico Madrid beat Almeria 4-2 at home on Saturday to remain perfect through four rounds in the Spanish league.
Atletico hosts Zenit St. Petersburg in its return to the Champions League on Wednesday.
David Villa opened the scoring for Atletico in the 15th minute when the former Barcelona striker volleyed in a cross knocked on by a defender.
After Diego Costa doubled the hosts' advantage in the 37th with his fourth goal in as many rounds by converting a penalty, striker Rodrigo Rios pulled one back for Almeria two minutes later with his own fourth goal of the season.
Tiago Cardoso and Raul Garcia added goals for Atletico in the 64th and 67th before Aleix Vidal scored for Almeria late.
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