Falcao scores 3 as Athelico crush Athletic

Updated: August 28, 2012

Radamel Falcao inflicted another mauling on Athletic Bilbao when he netted a fine hat-trick for Atletico Madrid in a crushing 4-0 home win in La Liga on Monday.

The Colombia striker known as the tiger took his tally against the Basque club to seven in three matches following last season’s doubles in the 3-0 Europa League final victory and a 2-1 success in La Liga.

Promoted Valladolid maintained their impressive start to the campaign on Monday when Victor Perez netted twice from the penalty spot in a 2-0 home win over 10-man Levante.