La Liga: Valencia Stun Atletico Madrid 3-1

Valencia scored three goals inside the first 13 minutes to jolt Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid early on Saturday.

updated: October 05, 2014 09:21 IST
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Valencia celebrate after scoring an early goal vs Atletico Madrid


Valencia moved top of La Liga with three goals in the opening 13 minutes to beat champions Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Mestalla on Saturday.

Atletico paid for their efforts in beating Italian champions Juventus in midweek as Miranda gifted the hosts the opener with a comical own goal before Andre Gomes and Nicolas Otamendi rounded off a dream start for Los Che.

Mario Mandzukic reduced the arrears on the half hour mark, but any hopes of an Atletico comeback were halted when Diego Alves saved Guillherme Siqueira's tame penalty just before half-time and they ended the match with 10 men as substitute Alessio Cerci was sent-off in stoppage time.

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