Of course, Diego Costa was at the centre of it all, and the man clearly doesn’t believe in friendlies. He scored a first-half hat-trick, opening by linking up with new boy Joao Felix in the first minute, before capping it off in the 45th.
Atletico were leading 5-0 at half-time, with goals from Angel Correa and Felix adding to Costa’s hat-trick. The striker then added a sixth, his fourth, early in the second half. This was Atleti six goals ahead against a near full-strength city rivals, featuring Thibaut Courtois in goal and Sergio Ramos, Nacho and Marcelo in defence.
No wonder that frustrated Dani Carvajal, who was soon shown a red card for taking out his frustration and scrapping with Costa.
Shortly after, Diego Simeone entirely rotated the nine outfielders on the pitch, and the game ended 7-3. Watch some of our favourite moments from the batsh*t friendly below:
Felix’s first Atletico goal:
Costa’s fourth goal:
Costa and Carvajal sent off:
Can we have every El Derbi Madrileño in the United States?
Incredible from Diego Costa. Scores four against Real Madrid, then gets a red card for Atletico Madrid. Dani Carvajal sees red for Los Blancos. pic.twitter.com/4GmDS1kvw9
— LaLiga Burro (@LaLigaBurro) July 27, 2019