Llorente and Pablo Barrios get Atleti into the next round
Atleti will be in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 after beating Oviedo at the Carlos Tartiere with goals from Llorente and Pablo Barrios.
Our team beat Real Oviedo in a new Copa del Rey game and now await their opponent for the next round.
Oviedo started by pressing the ball out of the box to try to find a loose ball that could lead to a dangerous chance. This initial intensity from the home side, encouraged by their fans, led to several corners which in the end did not pose any danger to Oblak's goal, who was almost a mere spectator in the first half.
After the first few minutes in which Atleti managed to take control of the game, a great team move ended with Llorente making it 1-0 when he beat Nadal after a brilliant pass from Griezmann in the 24th minute.
The second half started with both sides playing each other and not causing too much danger in the opposition's area. Fifteen minutes after the restart, Pablo Barrios -who came on in place of Koke- put a wonderful ball behind the Oviedo full-back for Molina to run onto, and he crossed the ball in with a powerful cross that failed to find a finisher.
It was precisely the midfielder who scored the second goal of the match. A great triangulation between Griezmann, Correa and Barrios ended with a cross shot from the '34' to make the final score 0-2.
After the win in Oviedo twenty years after our last visit to the Carlos Tartiere, Simeone's team advance one more round in the Copa del Rey and are already waiting for next Saturday's draw to know their opponent in the Round of 16.