Atletico Madrid 3-0 Almeria: Arda Turan stars in Atleti win

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Almeria: Arda Turan stars in Atleti win [divider]

Atletico Madrid beat Almeria 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon stadium to close the gap with league leaders Real Madrid to just seven points.

Arda Turan returned to the starting lineup after missing last weeks 2-0 loss against Celta Vigo due to injury.

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Two first-half goals from French attacking midfielder Antoine Griezmann and a Mario Mandzukic penalty was enough to secure all three points.

Griezmann now has 17 goals in all competitions for Atleti this season while Mandzukic took his tally for the season up to 20.

Turan worked hard throughout the game and completed the highest number of passes at an impressive 87 percent accuracy.

The Turkish international was given a 7.78 rating by Whoscored for his performance.

Turan has three goals and six assists for Atleti in all competitions this season.

Atleti travel to Germany next to take on Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The La Liga champions reached the final of the elite European club football competition last season.