Griezmann brace hands Atletico victory

Antoine Griezmann scored a first-half brace to give Atletico Madrid a 3-0 over Shanghai SIPG in their pre-season friendly in China at Shanghai Stadium on Tuesday.

The French international forward opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he controlled a long ball from Gabi in midfield and hammered a low shot past goalkeeper Sun Le to make the score 1-0.

Griezmann got the second goal in the 25th minute when he took a shot from the edge of the area that beat the keeper going into the goal in the bottom left-hand corner. 

As the game progressed Atletico has more opportunities to increase their lead but were denied when both Lucas Hernandez and Koke's shots hit the crossbar.

Fernando Torres came on in the 46th minute and scored virtually immediately when he received a pass from Yannick Ferreira Carrasco in the area to make the score 3-0.

The Spanish side will next be in action on August 22 against Las Palmas when they start their La Liga campaign at home.