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Gaitán's early goal didn't set the tone for the match

La Liga: Atlético 1 – 0 Real Betis

It wasn’t the most memorable of matches, but Atlético Madrid made it three wins from three in La Liga on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Real Betis at the Vicente Calderón.

Nico Gaitán’s early goal separated the two teams on a frosty night in the Spanish capital, but it was a poor game with chances few and far between and actual football almost non-existent.

Winning the only option for Atleti tonight

Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Betis

It’s back to La Liga for Atlético Madrid this evening, Real Betis the opponents in a game that Diego Simeone knows he must win to keep the pressure the top three.

The Argentine boss has shuffled his pack for the clash, giving starts to Fernando Torres and Nico Gaitán as Betis prepare a homage for their last ever visit to the Vicente Calderón.

Juanfran scored against Betis last season, but will he start on Saturday?

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Betis

After conceding three goals in the home leg and just squeezing past Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey in midweek, Atlético return to La Liga action on Saturday as Real Betis visit the Calderón.

The rojiblancos will be looking to return to winning ways and make up ground on the top three, as fixture congestion starts to take it’s toll on the teams involved in all three competitions.

Eibar stand in the way of Atleti and a semi-final place

Atlético to face Eibar in Copa del Rey quarter-final

Atlético Madrid have been drawn to play against Eibar in the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey.

The first leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón next week, with the return at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa the following Wednesday 25th January.

Correa and Griezmann impressed in attack

Copa del Rey: Atlético 2 – 3 Las Palmas (4 – 3 agg)

Atlético Madrid’s winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, but despite two late Las Palmas goals, the rojiblancos qualified for the Copa del Rey quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

Antoine Griezmann and Ángel Correa put the home side in front on two separate occasions, but a Marko Livaja double and a late winner from Mateo gave Las Palmas the 3-2 win on the night.

The Vicente Calderón is expectant

Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Las Palmas

Atlético Madrid will seal a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals this evening should they preserve their 2-0 first leg lead against Las Palmas at the Vicente Calderón.

Goals from Koke and Griezmann gave the red and whites the win in Gran Canaria a week ago, and Simeone has named a strong line-up as he looks to finish the job this evening.

Griezmann in the squad after FIFA snub

Match preview: Atlético vs. Las Palmas

After their 2-0 win in the first leg last week, Atlético Madrid will be looking to finish the job and seal qualification to the Copa del Rey finals against Las Palmas on Tuesday night.

The rojiblancos have a handsome lead and two away goals on the board, but Diego Simeone is leaving nothing to chance and has named a strong squad for the clash.

Players celebrate Saúl's (fortunate) opening goal

La Liga: Eibar 0 – 2 Atlético

It wasn’t pretty, but Atlético Madrid battled their way to an important 2-0 win away at Eibar on Saturday afternoon thanks to second half goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Antoine Griezmann.

After a forgettable first half, the rojiblancos dug deep after the break to take all three points, but were a little fortunate to take the lead as replays showed a clear offside on goalscorer Saúl.

Eibar have been strong at Ipurúa this season

Matchday LIVE: Eibar vs. Atlético

La Liga is back underway this weekend, with Atlético Madrid travelling to Ipurúa on Saturday afternoon for a tough match against 8th placed Eibar.

The big news ahead of kick-off concerns the team news, with Simeone opting to play Josema Giménez in midfield, and giving a start to Fernando Torres in attack ahead of Kevin Gameiro.

Torres set to start against Eibar

Match preview: Eibar vs. Atlético

La Liga resumes after the winter break for Atlético Madrid on Saturday afternoon, the red and whites travelling to the Basque Country to take on Eibar at Ipurúa.

Having won their last three matches, Cholo’s men will be looking for another three points to help them back into the top four going into the second half of the season.

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