Atletico Madrid thumped home fives objectives for Wednesday’s 5-0 win at Osasuna.

Joao Felix grabbed a brace, with one objective in each half, prior to a nine-minute spurt in the closing stages of the game saw Marcos Llorente, Alvaro Morata and Yannick Carrasco all get on the scoresheet.

This confidence-boosting win for Atletico takes them into 4th spot in the table ahead of Real Sociedad’s match away at Alaves on Thursday, and this result must be the driver for Los Colchoneros’ push to protect a Champions League place in LaLiga Santander.

One thing is clear: if coach Diego Simeone can keep getting the similarity Joao Felix, Llorente and co to keep playing like this, they will not only finish up Champions League football for next season but they will have to be seen as one of favourites to raise Europe’s greatest prize this year, especially now that knockout ties will be one-legged affairs.