Result: Atletico Madrid 3-1 Besiktas

Atletico Madrid claim a convincing 3-1 win over Besiktas in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Spain.

Atletico Madrid have claimed a convincing 3-1 win over Besiktas in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Spain.

The hosts took the lead in the 24th minute when Toto Salvio wove past the Besiktas defence before he fired past Cenk Gonen.

Their lead was doubled minutes later as Salvio found the net with a neat chip.

The evening got worse for Besiktas before half time thanks to Adrian Alvarez's emphatic effort, which went in off the underside of the crossbar.

The Turkish side gave themselves some hope for the return leg after Simao found the net 10 minutes after the break with a volley against his old club.

The two sides meet in Turkey for the return leg on Thursday, March 15.

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1Barcelona327078
2Real Madrid326776
3Atletico Madrid323569
4Valencia323165
5Sevilla312162
6Villarreal311451
7Malaga32-346
8Athletic Bilbao32-543
9Espanyol32-142
10Celta Vigo31239
11Real Sociedad31-638
12Rayo Vallecano31-2338
13Getafe32-1736
14Eibar31-1531
15Elche31-2831
16Levante32-3029
17Deportivo La Coruna32-2328
18Almeria31-2328
19Granada31-3624
20Cordoba31-3019