Atletico Madrid cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 5-0 rout of Rayo Majadahonda on Thursday.

Diego Simeone fielded a strong starting XI for the game, played at the Wanda Metropolitano despite Majadahonda being drawn as the home team. They never looked like they would suffer an upset after Matheus Cunha’s early opener.

Renan Lodi and Luis Suarez made it three before the interval as the Colchoneros threatened to run riot. Substitute Antoine Griezmann – who later hobbled off with an injury – added a fourth after a fine move before Joao Felix wrapped up the scoring with a sumptuous finish. 

Atleti’s relentless early pressure was told after 17 minutes when Matheus Cunha fired home after Yannick Carrasco had blocked an attempted clearance. After being picked out by Thomas Lemar, Lodi then opened his account for the season nine minutes later, superbly firing into Alvaro Fernandez’s top-left corner from 15 yards. Suarez, who Fernandez had earlier denied, added a third four minutes before the interval, the Uruguay international slotting home Marcos Llorente’s low cross from 12 yards.

Simeone’s men started the second half at a sluggish pace. Still, they added a fourth in the 67th minute when Griezmann slammed the ball into the roof of Fernandez’s shelter after combining superbly with fellow substitute Angel Correa. Joao Felix added further gloss to the scoreline with 11 minutes remaining, cutting in from the left and whipping the ball into the top corner.