Matchday LIVE: Eibar vs. Atlético

Follow all the action as Atleti aim to seal Copa del Rey semi-final place

Ipurúa to host it's first Copa del Rey quarter-final

Ipurúa to host it's first Copa del Rey quarter-final

Atlético are back at Ipurúa tonight, and after a triumphant visit in La Liga a few weeks ago, the rojiblancos are now looking to finish the job in the Copa del Rey after their 3-0 first leg win.  

Simeone has made some changes for the clash, but looks intent on getting a valuable away goal with Ángel Correa, Fernando Torres and Kevin Gameiro all starting in attack.

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

Starting XIs

Eibar: Yoel; Galvez, Rivera, Capa, Peña; Dos Santos, Rico, Nano, Bebe; Josué, Sarriegi

Atlético: Moyà; Juanfran, Giménez, Savic, Lucas; Gabi, Saúl, Gaitán, Correa; Gameiro, Torres



  • iamfaried

    Promising fluidity upfront so far. Final touch needs improving though. Backing Torres to end his goal drought.

  • AndersAT

    I don’t see that much fluidity… but ok, we are 3 goals up, so I understand if we play a little bit with the brakes on.

  • thericeking

    thats been about as exciting as spear fishing at the zoo.. good formation though, good resting choices. just boring football.

  • AndersAT

    I am speechless…

  • iamfaried

    That was during the first 10 minutes or so. But yeah was pretty hasty to judge the game so early. At least we can guarantee going through.

  • Vagabond Messi

    When will Augusto be back?

  • Hannu

    Where is that partido a partido? Quite terrible game..maybe because of Saul..

  • Zinni DUDU

    Do not worry boy, we still have Saul. The man of the 3 Meter passes

  • Vagabond Messi

    Aah yes, who needs Augusto and where will he play when we have Saul.

  • Karlp

    Despite all this bad results, I actually think we are in transition into something that will be very good. The attacking keeps growing and seems just to miss a bit of thing, and I still see this defensive woe will only be temporary. Keeping Griezmann will be the most important piece.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Surely:
    Koke, Gabi, Augusto, Saul will be our middlefield

  • Chewie

    He underwent a surgery in late September, recovery time’s around 6 months, he should be back in a month or two.

  • Kris

    How long is this transition going to last because I haven’t seen us play good football or disciplined football or defensive football or offensive football or even get good results. Fuck this transition if it means never knowing what type of football we are out on the pitch to play. Bring me back the 4-4-2 with 10 defenders but precise passing and swift counterattacks.

  • Karlp

    I don’t know, maybe next season, or maybe the next one, but the sign is there. Correa & Carrasco keep improving their overall game, and both seems like long term player. Vrsaljko is an upgrade from Juanfran attacking-wise. Saul can’t get more useless than now, and as he improves his defensive skill or being changed by a better DM, I think in the future we will play most games with 2CMs.

    I think the current attacking tactic, which is kinda total-football-counter-attack is actually good. The problem is, most of the player and their combination play isn’t at their peak yet for this system. That’s why the counter attack is sometimes predictable, and we lost the ball easily.

    BTW, since when we play with precise passing? Our passing rate is always bad.