ATLÉTICO MADRID

Atlético: Carrasco already level with 2015/16 goal return

Yannick Carrasco has taken just 11 games to equal his Atlético Madrid haul for the whole of last season.

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Atlético: Carrasco already level with 2015/16 goal return
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On-fire Yannick Carrasco was once again Atlético Madrid's Champions League match-winner on Wednesday evening as his second-half goal earned Los Rojiblancos a 1-0 group-stage victory away to Rostov.

The Belgian's strike, which leaves Atlético top of Group D with nine points from nine, was his second of the season in Europe and his fifth in all competitions - meaning he's already equalled his overall tally from last term.

Carrasco (left) wheels away after scoring the winner for Atlético on Wednesday.

Five in 11 matches; last term it took 43

Having hit the decisive goal in Atleti's 1-0 triumph over Bayern Munich on Champions League matchday two, the 23-year-old then bagged a superb hat-trick in Saturday's 7-1 LaLiga thrashing of Granada, before netting in Russia.

In 2015/16, his maiden season at the Vicente Calderón, Carrasco took 43 games to bring up five goals; this year, he has needed just 11 appearances.