Spanish Club Atletico Madrid has overcame an early deficit in Denmark and strolled to a 4-1 win over Copenhagen.
Instead of battling for a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League this week, Atletico Madrid find themselves unexpectedly in the last 32 of Europe’s second competition.
It remains to be seen how seriously Diego Simeone takes the Europa League, especially given that Los Rojiblancos have emerged as the only genuine title contender for Barcelona in La Liga.
After Viktor Fischer’s opener, Atletico responded with goals by Saul Niguez, Kevin Gameiro, Antoine Griezmann and substitute Vitolo.
Atletico has reached two Champions League finals since winning the Europa League in 2012. It returned to the continent’s second-tier competition after a disappointing group phase in this season’s Champions League.