Diego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in their International Champions Cup friendly in New Jersey.
Zidane included new signings Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic in a strong starting line-up, but his side were behind in the first minute, Félix setting up Costa whose deflected shot beat Thibaut Courtois. Félix, signed from Benfica for £113m this summer, scored his first Atletico goal from close range seven minutes later.
Angel Correa, brought on for the injured Alvaro Morata, volleyed a third before Costa got his second after Saul pounced on a defensive error from Sergio Ramos. Isco conceded a penalty on the stroke of half-time and Costa completed his hat-trick from the spot, while Luka Modric went off with a knee injury in a nightmare half for Real.
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Atletico refused to ease off in the second half as Felix set up Costa to chip Keylor Navas and make it 6-0. Nacho pulled one back for Real Madrid efore Costa and Carvajal saw red after an altercation in the 65th minute.
Vitolo restored Atletico’s six-goal lead with a spectacular solo run and finish after 70 minutes, and late consolation goals from Karim Benzema (penalty) and Javi Hernández Carrera did little to disguise the superiority of Diego Simeone’s side.
The heavy derby defeat follows defeat to Bayern Munich and a win on penalties over Arsenal in a turbulent US tour for Real Madrid that has been dominated by speculation over Gareth Bale’s future.
The Welshman came on as a substitute amid reports he is close to agreeing a move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.