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Five reasons why Barcelona can pip Real Madrid and Sevilla to the title

Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres both scored twice as Atletico Madrid claimed a 5-0 win over Sporting Gijon.

A day after manager Diego Simeone reduced the length of his contract by two seasons, Atletico produced a commanding performance as Kevin Gameiro scored in between two first-half goals from strike partner Griezmann.

Torres wrapped up a comprehensive victory in the second half as Atletico secured their second successive league success.

The win also saw Simeone's side keep up the early pace on title rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid after a slow start to the campaign.

After picking up their first league victory at Celta Vigo last weekend, the hosts got off to a flying start at the Vicente Calderon Stadium as Gameiro capitalised on a poor header from Sporting defender Isma Lopez before setting up Griezmann to slot home inside two minutes.

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