Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Eibar

Follow all the action as Atleti host Basque side in Copa del Rey quarter-final

Big game in store at the Calderón

Big game in store at the Calderón

After winning their recent league meeting 2-0, Atlético Madrid host Eibar this evening with a place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals up for grabs.

The rojiblancos crashed out at this stage last year against Celta Vigo, but Simeone has named a strong line-up this evening to avoid a repeat performance against the Basque side.

You can prepare for the match by reading our Match Preview.

Starting XIs

Atlético: Moyà; Juanfran, Giménez, Savic, Filipe; Koke, Saúl, Gaitán, Carrasco; Griezmann, Correa

Eibar: Yoel, Capa, Gálvez, Lejeune, Rivera, Escalante, Fran Rico, Bebé, Adrián, Inui, Rubén Peña



  • Gol

    Hattrick by Correa. Solo goal by Carrasco. 4-0 to Atleti.

  • Abotreka “4”

    This formation is as attacking as it gets. Watch Ahmad and co bitch and moan after we lose.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    You’re such an idiot. Plain and simple

  • Gol

    Atleti has no Modric type of CM. That’s the problem. Otherwise they would be 9/10.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Nice control early into the game. I still feel positive about the today’s game, let’s keep it up guys

  • Los Indianos fans ??

    You mean any team that want to win games must get Modric type of player? How pathetic is that idea

  • Gol

    Atleti GK = Good DF = Good MF = Bad FW = Good

  • Gol

    Midfield sucks.

  • Gol

    I haven’t seen the B-team play. Do they have a Modric type of CM? Aboubacar? Cristian?

  • AndersAT

    I think he lives on a completely different planet…

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I’m still worried abkut our defence at times, I’m starting to think its a mental thing but overall I’m happy with the improvement of our play

  • Hannu

    You have some fixation about modric?

  • Gol

    He can keep ball possession more than 5 seconds. 😉

  • Abotreka “4”

    Wow! You can’t win with these people. Solid at the back? Too defensive. Fluent upfront? Shaky defending.

    Get a grip!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Are you mentally retarded?

    Is that what you got from my comment? I always critique the side but I’m overall happy with the game

  • Ahmad Musa

    Wow!!! Am speechless

  • AndersAT

    Agreed. A little more precision in the final pass and we will be lethal.

  • Abotreka “4”

    Shut up !Mutumbo why don’t you save it for Mamelodi Sundowns.

  • Abotreka “4”

    Maybe you should remove a cock or two then you’d have enough room to speak.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Lol a racist comment I see… I’m convinced you’re just an internet troll and I would like you banned to be honest

  • Vagabond Messi

    He’s a troll ,don’t feed him.

  • Gol

    You talked about the midfield problems yourself. Not a troll.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Goaaaaal

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Correa…. Lovely by Carrasco

  • Gol

    Solo goal by Carrasco as predicted.

  • nandes

    Jesus the comment section on here has been filled with trolls lately

  • Gol

    Correa, sorry.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Goooooooaaaaallllll…. Gameiro

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Lovely assist by Griezmann

  • Gol

    3-0 Good. Sorry, about the midfield complaints. 😉

  • Ahmad Musa

    Great match i just hope Simeone learn two things in this match so far. Gaitan and Carassco can play together. Am loving everything today in this game.

  • Los Indianos fans ??

    Haha

  • AndersAT

    I have no idea why Simeone is bringing on Gabi and Godin. Give them a break. And give Griezmann a break instead of Correa. Weird!

  • Abotreka “4”

    Jesus! There is no winning with you people!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Still not worse than what he said in Arabic, which makes him a coward beside being a troll, and he is retarded, he is attacking Aboutrika but he picked him as his user name!!
    Just ignore him people.

    He is obviously an Egyptian, which makes me feel ashamed.
    I’m sorry for what he said, and sorry for what the other Egyptian, Faried has been doing, upvoting this idiot.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I thought he would have tried subbing Griezmann as well with the amount of football he’s played so far

  • Vagabond Messi

    He may be some Egyptian RM or Barca fan, i already blocked 2 troll here

  • Vagabond Messi

    Can’t agree more, Correa kid has every talent to become next big thing, he needs game time for his development.

  • Kris

    Does playing with more defenders actually help with being defensive? Seems to me that it makes it worse. Especially, playing the defensive players having to play in a role they are not used to? It looks to me that it makes us weaker and more vulnerable in both attack and defense.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Agreed. I guess maybe it’s because who’s available at the moment

  • Gol

    Maybe a 4-3-1-2 formation would be better? Griezmann as a CAM.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I’ll ignore him. No need go apologize for him

  • Kris

    No, I totally understand that. It’s just what I have noticed, and don’t think it should be done for any other reason that necessity because it doesn’t seem to be very effective.

  • Kris

    Come on bro.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I apologize to you to Ahmad for what this idiot said.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Yeah me too. It’s just not stable

  • Kris

    Don’t apologize bro, I don’t think he’s acting like that because he’s Egyptian. He’s acting like that because he’s a dickhead. Dickheads come in all races and shapes and sizes.

  • Koke

    I was very very pleased with the starting lineup. And what do you know? We actually scored 3 unanswered goals. This game proves that it’s not like it’s physically impossible for Koke and Saul to play alone together in the middle. Moreover, Carrasco and Gaitan CAN play together. Honestly, we didn’t seem much more defensively sound with Koke-Saul-Gimenez-Gabi than with Carrasco-Saul-Koke-Gaitan. Really happy with the game though.

    Of course, we didn’t look the most fluent in attack, but that’s completely understandable. The players aren’t used to playing this attacking, but give them time and they will shine even more. A lot of misunderstandings with through balls and key passes. But I’d much rather have misunderstandings with key passes than for the players not attempting key passes at all because either nobody’s creative enough to do it or nobody’s trying to get on the receiving end.

    And wtf is up with the new trolls here? I’m really happy to see more commenters but I also see a lot more personal attacks which is so unnecessary. Notice that the people talking about how “everyone’s gonna find something to bitch about” are the only ones really doing the complaining.

  • Koke

    I don’t think it helps much. Maybe there’s a difference adding one extra DM but anything more than that is usually overkill. When we’re defending deep in our own half, or even in our box, it’s not like a “defensive” body in front of the goal is much more useful than an “offensive” body. It only really makes a difference when the opponent is counterattacking and as long as Koke and Saul are disciplined in positioning and the wingers track back we should be good, imo

  • Vagabond Messi

    And you’re whinning about others having different opinion than yours? Atleast we don’t whine about your opinion.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I don’t know, I feel I’m responsible for bringing him here, and others like him before.

    I can see a pattern, people don’t agree with my political views on twitter and other websites, mainly supporters of the dictator, traitor and mass-murderer Sisi, so they bring their fight here.

    I removed my twitter account from my Disqus bio, but they can still figure out that I’m the same person. They keep calling me a terrorist like this idiot did, or a Muslim Brotherhood member (which is a code for terrorist in Egypt these days) like @iamfareid did few days ago, I’ve been ignoring him as well since then.

    They don’t represent Egypt or anything else other than themselves, but I really feel responsible somehow.

  • iamfaried

    Hold up! Why are you bringing me into this, and even insulting me indirectly? If anyone is a troll it’s you.

  • iamfaried

    Man stop bringing me into your mess!!!

  • Kris

    The trolling is just part of the growth process of this website and the club as a whole. This comment section isn’t that great for moderation and I don’t think the writers on this website, understandably, have enough time to go through all the comments and delete them. Just continue to flag as inappropriate or block the user you don’t want to see any posts from.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Yeah, Gimenez as an extra CB against Real Madrid in UCL 2014/15 didn’t help at all, we conceded immediately.
    And I think we would have conceded more that day if there was much time left, if we went to extra time with that formation maybe we have conceded three goals, because by taking off Tiago when Arda was already sent off we totally gave then the midfield.

  • Kris

    Yeah, I agree. The regular midfielders are much more likely to be disciplined in positioning obviously because of repetition. Throwing in a player who’s supposed to be defensive probably won’t work as well when that player has gone too far ahead and the other team launches a counter-attack. They may not be able to react as intelligently as the player that they replaced for that position.

  • Mohamed Morsi

    Al sisi is not a dictator. And it’s not a military coupe. You just liked al morsy more because he’s an agent for the terrorist brotherhood.

  • Vagabond Messi

    Can we leave politics out of Sports here?

  • Abotreka “4”

    Tell it to the guy supporting Brotherhood FC.

  • Kris

    Can you please create a disqus account when you comment so I can block you? I don’t give a fuck about what you have to say, especially when it’s in Arabic because I don’t fucking understand. Honestly, just leave this website if you don’t have anything to comment regarding the club. This is Atleticofans.com, not whatever the fuck you are trying to make it out to be. Please do fuck right off.

  • Vagabond Messi

    He’s atleast a true Atleti fan irrespective of his political view , and he’s not mixing it.I don’t think you’re even an Atleti fan, you’re here to troll and create chaos here.

  • Abotreka “4”

    I’m a fan of athletics Madrid.

    كس امك يا اخونجي

    Hala Madrid!!!!!!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    “give them time” the single most important thing Atleti needs right now.

    With formations similar to tonight’s we scored 4, 5 and 7 against Malaga, Gijon & Granada respectively, and we were solid defensively despite conceding 3 goals, because two of them were ‘golazos” and one from a corner when we were playing with 10 men.

    But after some negative results against decent sides and in tough stadiums, Simeone PANICKED, and the funny thing is: except the game against Sevilla where we started with Gabi-Koke/ Correa-Carrasco/Grizi-Gameiro, we actually played with the “old system” against Le Real, El Real & Villreal, with 3 CMs, Gabi-Koke-Saul against the first two and Gabi-Tiago-koke against the latter.
    But Simeone stuck to the 3 CMs, crazy, isn’t it ?!

    As many people mentioned in previous threads -although some of them were harsh- when we play with Gabi and Koke together, Saul actually can be our biggest problem, despite his talent and his goals.

  • Kris

    I like cock!

  • Vagabond Messi

    Visca el Barca!!! Los cules!!!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I’ve always disliked the way we play. Now I will support the Real Madrid!

  • Vagabond Messi

    Lol

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    You are sick man, there is something really wrong with you, but this one made me laugh though.

  • Donald “Cholo” Trump

    We must build a wall to filter out these minorities that are poisoning our patriotic people’s minds with this communist filth.

    Make Atléti Great Again!

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