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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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Atletico Madrid385190
2Barcelona386787
3Real Madrid386687
4Athletic Bilbao382770
5Sevilla381763
6Villarreal381659
7Real Sociedad38759
8Valencia38-249
9Celta Vigo38-549
10Levante38-848
11Malaga38-745
12Rayo Vallecano38-3443
13Espanyol38-942
14Getafe38-1942
15Granada38-2541
16Elche38-2040
17Almeria38-2840
18Cordoba000
19Deportivo La Coruna000
20Eibar000