Atleti earned a big 5-0 win over Eibar at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. Correa (2), Llorente (2) and Carrasco provided the goals.
We started the game well, but Eibar soon regrouped and began being dangerous on the break. Our offensive play mainly came down Lodi’s left flank, but the visitors’ defenders prevented us from having any clear chances. In fact, our first big attempt was a double chance from Carrasco and Llorente. The Belgian’s strike was saved by Dmitrovic, and the Spaniard got first to the rebound but was unable to convert. We finally found the breakthrough in the 42nd minute as Correa scored from a set piece. It was a key goal and it gave us wings as the Argentine scored against just two minutes later – this time after a sensational move. We reached half-time just moments after going 2-0 up.
We didn’t slow down after the break and very soon went 3-0 up. This time it was Carrasco who beat Dmitrovic. But we didn’t stop there either, and Llorente gave us a four-goal lead 54’ into the game. Atleti were running riot and Simeone decided to make a double substitution as we hit the hour mark. Dembélé and Vitolo – who made his 100th club appearance – came on for Correa and Koke. Atleti kept going and went 5-0 up with over 20’ to go as Llorente scored his second of the evening. Simeone made another double substitution after the goal – this time Kondogbia and Torreira came on for Herrera and Carrasco. The last change saw Savic making way for Felipe, and Atleti slowed down after that, ultimately picking up three key points in the race for LaLiga.