La Liga: Atletico Madrid 3 Mallorca 0

Atletico Madrid returned to sixth place in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Mallorca on Monday, despite going down to 10 men.

Juan Valera met a Jose Antonio Reyes corner to head the hosts in front after 13 minutes at the Vicente Calderon.

Uruguay front-man Diego Forlan made it 2-0 in the 34th minute, collecting a Tiago through-ball and rounding Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Aouate to slot home his seventh goal of the season.

Atletico were a left a man short from the 70th minute when captain Antonio Lopez received a straight red for tugging down Emilio Insue inside the box, preventing the striker from running through on goal.

But Cameroon striker Pierre Webo failed to convert the resulting penalty, with his spot-kick saved by David De Gea.

Any hope of a comeback for Mallorca receded further when midfielder Jonathan De Guzman saw red for a late tackle on Juanfran.

Reyes then wrapped up the scoring in the 90th minute.

Finding himself unmarked at the back post, the former Arsenal and Seville man shot low beyond Aouate to make it 3-0.

Atletico move back to sixth at the expense of Athletic Bilbao, while Mallorca remain ninth.

Article title: La Liga: Atletico Madrid 3 Mallorca 0

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