La Liga
6 May 2017
Game week
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Estadio Vicente Calderón (Madrid)


Saúl (G) 69' (assist by: D. Godín)
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Atletico were given a bit of a late scare by Eibar but did well to leave with a hugely important victory. The win means that they're all but certain to finish in third place again this season, and they definitely deserve all three points after putting in a great shift from start to finish. Eibar, who looked bright at the start and end of the game, just couldn't do enough to break down the stubborn hosts.
90'+4 And now Torres has been booked for arguing with the referee. What a crazy end to the game!
90'+3 What a block by Tiago! Eibar throw everything they've got at Atletico as they try to find a late equaliser. The ball bounces over to Junca on the edge of the penalty area and he quickly shoots, but his rocket of a strike is well stopped by Tiago just as it looks to be sailing into the back of the net.
90'+2 Meanwhile, Garcia seems to have received a yellow card after having a heated conversation with the fourth official. The temperature is certainly rising inside the Vicente Calderon.
RED CARD! It's all kicking off! An off-the-ball argument seems to break out in the middle of the pitch, and the referee brings out his red card for Godin, who has only just been booked. Nobody, including Godin, seems to know what's going on, but the referee is adamant that he needs to leave the pitch immediately.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
89' Godin dispossesses Enrich with a well-timed sliding taken but reacts angrily to the linesman's decision to award a corner, resulting in him receiving a yellow card for dissent.
88' Koke is bundled over on the left wing and wins a free-kick for Atletico. Unsurprisingly, the home side take their time with it before keeping hold of possession deep down the flank.
86' Angel Correa, who was initially meant to be in the starting line-up, comes on to take the place of Griezmann, who receives a round of applause from the Atletico fans as he makes way.
85' Atletico break away quickly down the right flank and do well to win themselves a corner. It's sent short to Griezmann, who then swings a cross into the Eibar box, and Yoel rushes out to deal with the danger with a decent catch.
84' Eibar have made a late change, with Kike making way for Adrian.
83' And then Escalante goes close! A lovely curling cross into the heart of the Atletico penalty area finds Escalante in a promising position. He stoops low and sends a header towards goal, but it's well stopped by Oblak.
82' Junca is left all alone on the left-hand side of the Atletico box and manages to get a shot away, but his low effort is well blocked by Godin and flies behind for a corner before it can test Oblak.
81' Pena battles with Tiago deep down the right wing as he tries to get the better of the substitute, but the Portuguese midfielder does well to shield the ball and then forces the Eibar man into fouling him from behind.
80' Carrasco receives a rousing round of applause from the home fans as he's replaced by Tiago for the final 10 minutes.
79' The ball pinballs around the Atletico penalty dangerously as the visitors desperately try to bag themselves an equaliser, but the home side have plenty of bodies back and are eventually able to thump the ball away from danger.
77' Another opportunity for Saul! A lofted pass forward finds Torres, who immediately sets up Saul with a lovely back-heel. The midfielder then unleashes a thumping strike as he tries to find his second goal of the game, but it's well stopped by Yoel.
76' Eibar have made their second substitution of the game, with Ruben Pena coming on to take the place of Inui.
75' An attempted Eibar attack fails to result in a chance on goal and allows Atletico to counter quickly down the right wing. Griezmann initially does well to get forward but then decides to hold up the ball under pressure from a group of defenders.
73' With a goal under their belts, Atletico have decided to sit back as they try to protect their slender lead. As a result, Eibar are seeing plenty of the ball but, as has been the case for much of the afternoon, are struggling to do a lot with it.
71' Eibar quickly push forward from the restart and break down the right flank, but a swung cross into the box fails to pick out a team-mate in front of goal and is easily dealt with by the home side.
69' That was a wonderful run and cross from Godin, who had stayed upfield after a corner failed to result in a chance on goal and was rewarded for his decision to do so.
GOAL! Atletico have taken the lead! Godin, of all people, charges down the left flank on an excellent run before firing a low cross towards the edge of the penalty area, where it finds Saul. The midfielder is in a pocket of space and manages to rifle a wonderful strike past Yoel and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
68' Vital block by Junca! Luis swings a lovely cross over to the far post and towards Saul, but Junca is just about able to get a head on the ball before the Atletico midfielder can.
66' A mishit pass from Godin sails out of play for a throw-in midway inside the Atletico half of the pitch. It's sent short before Inui is picked out over on the left wing, but the Japanese midfielder can't get the better of Thomas and loses out to the makeshift full-back.
64' Lovely play by Carrasco! The Belgian weaves his way in from the left flank on a lovely run as he beats two Eibar players. He then unleashes a thumping strike from 20 yards out, but it's well saved by Yoel in the middle of the goal.
62' The resulting set-piece is swung in by Leon and into the six-yard box, where Oblak is easily able to deal with the danger under no pressure whatsoever.
61' Arbilla swings a decent cross into the Atletico penalty area and over to the far post, but Thomas does well to stick out a foot and fire the ball behind for a corner before it can reach an Eibar player in front of goal.
60' Chance for Griezmann! The Frenchman gets himself into a great position just outside of the Eibar penalty area and quickly shoots, but his save is stopped by Yoel. The goalkeeper fumbles the ball slightly but is able to get it under control before Carrasco can pounce.
59' Eibar have made their first change of the afternoon, with Ramis making way for Alejandro Galvez.
58' Ouch! Luis catches Enrich on the back with a high foot, leaving the striker in a heap on the floor and in a lot of discomfort. The Brazilian has already been booked and looks nervous, but the referee keeps his cards in his pocket for now.
56' And now Luis goes close! Atletico come back once again before Torres tees up Luis in front of goal. The Brazilian is in a pocket of space and quickly shoots, but Yoel does well to get a foot on the low effort.
55' Huge chance for Godin! Griezmann charges into the left-hand side of the Eibar penalty area before trying to set up Torres, but he's closed down by Lejeune and has to settle for a corner. It's sent short before Luis fires a low cross over to the far post, where Godin sticks out a foot but can't make contact with the ball.
53' After dealing with the danger, Eibar quickly try to break away on a counter-attack down the left wing, but Inui is brought crashing to the ground by a poor foul from Luis, who is also booked for the mistimed challenge.
52' Arbilla commits a clumsy challenge on Carrasco as the Belgian flies down the left wing, resulting in a free-kick for Atletico and a yellow card for the defender. The set-piece fails to result in a chance on goal, however, as it's underhit and easily defended.
51' Inui shows great feet as he skips in from the left flank and into the penalty area. He then seems to receive a slight pull on the shirt from Koke that sends him to the ground, but the referee isn't convinced and waves play on.
50' Atletico move the ball around nicely on the edge of the Eibar box before Carrasco is able to get a shot away. It's poorly hit though, allowing Yoel to watch the Belgian's poor effort sail high over the top of the crossbar.
48' Leon goes close to opening the scoring! A bouncing ball isn't dealt with well enough by Luis and falls to Leon just outside of the Atletico penalty area. He takes a quick touch and then unleashes a thumping strike, but it sails just over the top of the crossbar after beating Oblak.
46' Atletico have decided to make one substitution during the half-time break, with Fernando Torres coming on to replace Gaitan.
We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
It was a mixed first half for Atletico, who started slowly before finally getting into the game. They started to cause more problems for Eibar as the period progressed but haven't done well enough in front of goal. Both Carrasco and Saul were presented with excellent opportunities to open the scoring, but, despite getting themselves into great positions in front of goal, both cleared the crossbar with their thumping efforts.
45' What an opportunity for Saul! Thomas muscles his way past David Junca on the right-hand side of the Eibar box before cutting a lovely pass back to Saul, who meets the ball well before firing his first-time shot just over the top of the crossbar.
43' Luis is fouled once again, and this time it's Ramis who's penalised for tripping the full-back to the ground. The resulting free-kick is curled towards the far post, where it's easily caught by Yoel under very little pressure.
42' The corner is sent short before another curling cross is fired towards the near post, but, once again, Eibar have plenty of bodies back to deal with the danger.
41' Luis is bundled over by Gonzalo Escalante as he tries to dart down the left flank, resulting in a free-kick for Atletico in a promising position. It's fired in by Koke and towards the near post, but Escalante is there to head the ball out for a corner.
39' A loose ball is picked up by Koke just outside of the Atletico penalty area and immediately thumped down the left wing. Carrasco charges towards the ball and puts Ramis under plenty of pressure, but the defender comes out on top before poking a pass back to Yoel.
37' Eibar keep enjoying a decent spell of possession before Arbilla tries to tee up Leon down the right flank. He slips as he unleashes his pass, however, and it's easily cut out by Luis as a result.
35' After a lengthy period on the back foot, Eibar are finally able to carve out another chance on goal. A low cross is fired in from the right wing by Pedro Leon and finds Sergi Enrich in front of goal, but the striker can only send his low, first-time shot straight into the hands of Oblak.
33' Huge chance for Carrasco! The Belgian darts into the Eibar box before taking on Ramis once again. This time he gets the better of the defender before cutting on to his right foot and shooting, but he completely skies his effort several yards over the top of the crossbar.
32' Carrasco cuts inside from the left wing after linking up well with Gaitan on the edge of the penalty area, but he can't get the better of Ramis inside the box and loses out to the centre-back.
30' Atletico scream for a penalty, but nothing is given! Inui commits a clumsy foul over on the left wing and concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position. It's swung into the heart of the penalty area and seems to strike the arm of Ramis, but the referee waves away the hosts' protests and allows play to go on.
28' Atletico are enjoying plenty of possession at the moment but are struggling to much with it. Eibar are pressing the home side well in the middle of the pitch, forcing them into playing it out wide, where they seem to be lacking the creativity needed to hurt their opponents.
26' Luis gets himself into a good position as Atletico find some joy deep down the left wing again, but, once more, the cross towards Griezmann isn't hit well enough and makes life easy for the Eibar back line.
24' After a slightly slow start to the game, Atletico are starting to cause more problems for Eibar whenever they break forward. This time it's Carrasco who charges down the left flank before swinging a cross over to Griezmann, but it's slightly mishit and fails to pick out the striker in front of goal.
22' Griezmann causes a few problems on the edge of the penalty area before Ramis pokes the ball behind for a corner. It's swung in by Koke and almost finds the head of Godin, but it misses the centre-back by a few inches before being punched away by Yoel.
20' Gaitan does well to dart through the middle of the pitch and towards the Eibar box, but he's well closed down by a group of defenders just as he manages to tee up Griezmann. The Frenchman also struggles to get the better of the visitors, and he's forced into going out wide.
18' Koke goes close! A low cross from Griezmann is cut out by Lejeune but only cleared as far as Koke, who then stabs a first-time strike just wide of the near post.
17' Luis is left in a pocket of space just outside of the Eibar penalty area over on the left wing, but instead of swinging a cross into the box he tries to cut a pass back to Yannick Carrasco. It's slightly underhit, however, and Garcia can easily cut out the danger.
15' Ivan Ramis charges down the right wing before being clattered into by a late challenge from Griezmann, who is shown the first yellow card of the game as a result.
14' Eibar move the ball around nicely just outside of the Atletico penalty area as they continue to put pressure on the hosts' back line, but Diego Godin is there to cut out the danger before thumping the ball out for a throw-in.
12' Koke and Nicolas Gaitan link up well deep down the right wing beore the latter tees up Saul. The midfielder breaks into the penalty area and beats his marker before unleashing a chipped shot, but it sails over the top of the crossbar and on to the roof of the net.
10' Eibar keep bossing possession as they try to carve out another early opportunity on goal. They initially move the ball around well before Florian Lejeune fires a lofted pass forward, but he slips as he does and can't pick out a team-mate.
8' Big chance for Takashi Inui! Kike spins just outside of the Atletico box before teeing up Inui, who then takes on Thomas. He gets the better of the makeshift right-back and then unleashes a thumping strike, but it's well saved by Jan Oblak in the middle of the goal.
6' Atletico are able to push forward on their first attack of the afternoon as Filipe Luis darts down the left flank. He gets himself into a good area just outside of the box before trying to pick out Antoine Griezmann in front of goal, but Yoel is there to cut out the danger.
4' Anaitz Arbilla gets himself into a good position deep down the right wing before firing a low cross off Lucas Hernandez and out for a corner. The set-piece is cleared by the Atletico defence but only as far as Dani Garcia, who then thumps a first-time volley comfortably wide of the near post.
3' Eibar start the better of the two sides as they put the home team under plenty of pressure, but Sergi Enrich, who does well to muscle his way towards the penalty area, is eventually dispossessed before he can get a shot away.
1' We're off! Eibar get us underway, attacking from right to left.
There's been a late change to the Atletico line-up, with Yannick Carrasco taking the place of Angel Correa up front alongside Antoine Griezmann.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Meanwhile, Eibar boss Jose Mendilibar has also made three alterations to the team that featured in their last outing, with Ander Capa, Christian Rivera and Adrian making way for Anaitz Arbilla, Gonzalo Escalante and Sergi Enrich.
Diego Simeone has decided to make three changes to the Atletico side that started the defeat against Real Madrid during the week, with Thomas Partey, Nicolas Gaitan and Angel Correa coming into the starting line-up to replace Stefan Savic, Yannick Carrasco and Kevin Gameiro, respectively.
Eibar substitutes: Riesgo, Dos Santos, Galvez, Pena, Rivera, Adrian, Bebe.
Eibar XI (4-4-2): Yoel; Arbilla, Ramis, Lejeune, Junca; Leon, Escalante, Garcia, Inui; Enrich, Kike.
Atletico Madrid substitutes: Moya, Munoz, Cerci, Tiago, Carrasco, Gameiro, Torres.
Atletico Madrid XI (4-4-2): Oblak; Thomas, Godin, Hernandez, Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saul, Gaitan; Correa, Griezmann.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
This will be the fourth time that the two sides have met one another this season, and Atletico have left with wins on all but one occasion. They comfortably beat their opponents 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final before holding them to a 2-2 draw away from home, whilst January’s league meeting at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua ended in a 2-0 victory for today’s hosts.
Whatever happens between now and the end of the month, it’s been an excellent season for Eibar. In just their third campaign in the top flight, the tiny Basque side are currently on course to finish in eight place, just eight points behind sixth-place Bilbao and already 11 better than the tally they managed last year. Today kick-starts a tough run for Los Armaginak, who must face title-chasing Barcelona on the final day of the season.
They’ll have to make sure they’ve fully banished any thoughts of Tuesday evening’s heavy defeat, however. Atletico are as good as out of the Champions League after losing 3-0 away to their local rivals, and, with the second leg fast approaching, they’ll have to keep their mind fully on the task ahead of them today. Eibar have proved to be tricky opponents this season and could give Diego Simeone’s men a few problems.
With a two-point lead and a game in hand over Sevilla, Atletico will be well aware just how important it is to win here today. Their challengers for third place could only draw against Real Sociedad last night, meaning that a victory this afternoon would all but confirm another top three finish for Los Rojiblancos, who still have Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao to play this season.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s LaLiga game between Atletico Madrid and Eibar at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.


D. Godín
Filipe Luis
G. Escalante
A. Griezmann
T. Inui
Sergi Enrich
Y. Carrasco
J. Oblak
Dani García
L. Hernández
F. Lejeune
Pedro León
T. Partey
N. Gaitán

Additional info

Raúl Cabañero
Fourth official
Josep Subirats

Match Stats

Atlético Madrid Eibar
40 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
6 Corners 5
6 Fouls 9
10 Free Kicks 8
7 Goal Kicks 10
2 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 0
5 Shots (off target) 4
5 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
38 Throw Ins 27

Regular Season

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