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Atletico Madrid turned on the style as they put Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and the rest of the MLS All-Star squad to the sword in Orlando.

The 10-time Spanish champions beat the All-Stars 3-0 Wednesday night, with Marcos Llorente, £114m summer signing Joao Felix and Diego Costa finding the net in the rout. 

In front of a sellout crowd of 25,527, Felix proved the star of the show with a goal and an assist and his finish, with five minutes left of normal time, a stunner from long-range. 

Atletico Madrid turned on the style as they kept their winning run against the MLS All-Stars

Atletico Madrid turned on the style as they kept their winning run against the MLS All-Stars

Marcos Llorente opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful and driven finish in the net

Marcos Llorente opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful and driven finish in the net

Joao Felix was the star of the show and he netted a stunner from distance off the bench

Joao Felix was the star of the show and he netted a stunner from distance off the bench

Diego Costa made it 3-0 to Atletico in the final stages as he slid in to connect from close range

Diego Costa made it 3-0 to Atletico in the final stages as he slid in to connect from close range

The defeat was the fourth straight for the MLS in its annual All-Star game against a European side, which matches the league's top players against international competition.

But while Ibrahimovic, Rooney and Co looked on paper to be able to hold their own, it proved difficult to match the pace and power of the Spanish opposition. But Atletico coach Diego Simeone felt the game was much closer than the final score.

'It was an interesting game. It was competitive,' Simeone said. 'In the second half, we were able to do things that allowed us to win.'

The MLS All-Star game kicked off with a bang having been delayed for 34 minutes due to rain

The MLS All-Star game kicked off with a bang having been delayed for 34 minutes due to rain

There was a star studded cast including former Manchester United trio Nani (far left), Wayne Rooney (front row, middle) and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (back row, top right) for the All-Stars

There was a star studded cast including former trio Nani (far left), Wayne Rooney (front row, middle) and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (back row, top right) for the All-Stars

Rooney took issue with the referee as he showed his burning desire to win in the exhibition

Rooney took issue with the referee as he showed his burning desire to win in the exhibition

Ibrahimovic showed he has not lost any of his strength as he holds Carlos Isaac off the ball

Ibrahimovic showed he has not lost any of his strength as he holds Carlos Isaac off the ball

Llorente scored in the 43rd minute and Felix and Costa came off the bench to score late goals in the match, which was delayed due to lightning and rain.

'The league has grown each day. The league will continue to grow,' Simeone said. 'In the second half, we saw a dynamic MLS team that could have hurt us.'

The MLS's best have faced international opponents 16 times in the All-Star Game. 

The past two years, Italian champions Juventus and Spain's won on penalty kicks after the teams played out 1-1 draws.

Wednesday night's match at the Exploria Stadium - a 25,500-seat, soccer-specific facility that opened two years ago - culminated a week of related events thrusting Orlando into the football

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