Atlético is in the quarter-finals
Atlético de Madrid booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup after a second leg match with a slim defeat. Griezmann and Correa scored the red and white goals.
ATLÉTICO 2 – 3 LAS PALMAS
Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko, Giménez, Godín, Lucas (Gabi, 46’); Juanfran, Koke, Saúl, Nico Gaitán; Correa (Keidi, 78’) and Griezmann (Fernando Torres, 64’).
Las Palmas: Raúl Lizoaín; Míchel (Lemos, 62’), David García, Aythami, Hélder; Javi Castellano; Tana, Momo (Jonathan Viera, 72’), Hernán (Montoro, 25’), Mateo; and Livaja.
Referee: Sánchez Martínez (Committee from Murcia). Booked the home players Correa (35’), Lucas (45’) and Gabi (69’); and the visiting Momo (50’).
1-0. 49’. Griezmann pushes into the net a cross by Nico Gaitán from the box.
1-1. 57’. Livaja beats Moyá with a hard shot.
2-1. 61’. Correa overtakes David García on the run after a pass from Koke and beats the visiting keeper with a nutmeg.
2-2. 89’. Livaja scores to a pass from Mateo.
2-3. 93’. Mateo scores from inside the box.
Atlético de Madrid booked a spot in the quarter-finals after eliminating Las Palmas. The advantage of the first leg (0-2) marked this second leg. After a first half with few chances to score, the scoreboard changed soon. Correa warned right after entering but it was Griezmann who scored on 49 minutes. The third consecutive goal in three matches in 2017 by the French striker.
Las Palmas tried to score in Moyá’s goal and Livaja shortened distances a little later, but Correa, with an excellent play, was in charge of putting our team ahead with a great goal. There was time to see Fernando Torres in action during the last half hour and also the debut of Keidi, an Albanian mid-fielder who plays in Atlético B. However, Las Palmas had time to give the turn the match around in the final stretch of the match, although it was Atlético the one to advance to the quarter-finals.