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ATLÉTICO BEAT A DIFFICULT EIBAR WITH A GOAL IN THE SECOND HALF

Saúl scored in an important win

Atlético beat Eibar by the slightest of margins with a goal by Saúl and is now five points away from Sevilla with only two weeks to go for the end of season. Our team is only one point away from the objective of finishing third.

ATLÉTICO 1 - 0 EIBAR

Atlético de Madrid:
Oblak; Thomas, Godín, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Koke, Saúl, Gabi, Nico Gaitán (Fernando Torres, 46’); Carrasco (Tiago, 80’) and Griezmann (Correa, 86’).

Eibar: Yoel; Arbilla, Ramis (Gálvez, 59’), Lejeune, Juncá; Escalante, Dani García, Pedro León, Inui (Rubén Peña, 76’); Kike García (Adrián, 84’) and Sergi Enrich.

Referee: Fernández Borbalán. Red for double yellow for Godín (89’ and 92’). Booked the home players Griezmann (15’), Filipe Luis (53’) and Fernando Torres (94’); and the visiting Ramis (43’), Arbilla (52’) and Dani García (92’).

THE GOAL:
1-0. 69'. Saúl
makes a hard shot from the penalty arc tight to Yoel's right post after a cross by Godín from the left.

Atlético de Madrid tries to score from the first minute against a difficult Eibar. The first goal came late, but there were chances in the first half. First it was Koke, then Carrasco and finally Saúl who did not manage to score from good plays of our players.

The second half served, with Torres coming in off the bench, to press Yoel's goal. The keeper of the rival team worked hard and saved the attacks by Filipe Luis, Griezmann and Carrasco, but couldn’t stop Saúl's hard shot, tight to the post, in the 69th minute. From this moment on, the team pressed harder and the second goal could have been scored but Yoel saved another drive from Saúl. Finally, an important win against Eibar with which we are only one point away from the objective of finishing third only two weeks away from the end of the League.