Fernando Torres scored twice as Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid hammered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in Russia to advance to the quarterfinal stage.
Atleti already held a 3-0 advantage from the first leg and Angel Correa's rifled finish in the 16th minute gave them an early away goal, too.
The hosts swiftly struck back, with a brilliant long-range effort from Maciej Rybus, but Diego Simeone's side would score four times after the break to progress 8-1 on aggregate.
Saul Niguez restored the...
Atletico Madrid grabbed a sizable advantage over Lokomotiv Moscow by earning a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 clash on Thursday.
Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke were all on target at the Wanda Metropolitano to take the pressure off ahead of next week's trip to Russia.
Midway through the first half, Lokomotiv allowed Saul to have entirely too much space and he made them pay with a 30-yard rocket for the opening goal.
It was nearly 2-0 soon after when...