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Gameiro into double figures for the season

La Liga: Sporting 1 – 4 Atlético

Three late goals from Kevin Gameiro earned Atlético Madrid a much needed 4-1 win over Sporting Gijón on Saturday evening, the Frenchman hitting a five minute hat-trick from the bench to clinch the victory.

Yannick Carrasco had opened the scoring for the visitors inside the first 20 seconds of the second half, but Sporting hit back instantly through Sergio Álvarez.

Atleti undone by poor first half performance

Copa del Rey: Atlético 1 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona drew first blood in the race for the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night, winning 2-1 against Atlético at the Vicente Calderón thanks to goals from Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi.

However, that doesn’t tell half the story, with an inspired second half performance from Atleti not enough to save the result despite Antoine Griezmann’s goal to reduce the arrears.

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Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Barcelona

It’s Copa del Rey semi-final night this evening, with reigning champions Barcelona making the trip to the capital for what should be a red-hot atmosphere at the Vicente Calderón.

With their struggles in the league, both teams are going all out for cup glory this year and have named strong line-ups for the clash.

Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match

La Liga: Alavés 0 – 0 Atlético

Like on the opening day of the season, Atlético Madrid were held to a draw by newly promoted Alavés on Saturday afternoon, neither side managing to make the breakthrough in Vitoria.

It was a forgettable match for rojiblanco fans, and despite their team being second best will feel they should’ve taken the three points after Nico Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match.

Atleti looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon

Matchday LIVE: Alavés vs. Atlético

In the midst of a busy Copa del Rey run, it’s back to La Liga today for Atlético Madrid as they take on fellow cup semi-finalists Alavés in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Atleti are without captain Gabi due to suspension, but despite the fixture congestion, Diego Simeone has opted to send out a full strength line-up for the visit.

Gameiro will want to make a mark against Alavés

Match preview: Alavés vs. Atlético

After their midweek Copa del Rey exploits, Atlético Madrid return to La Liga action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to face fellow semi-finalists Alavés.

The red and whites were surprisingly held by the newly promoted side on the opening day of the season, and will want to avoid a repeat performance this weekend.

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Atlético to meet Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi-final

Atlético Madrid will play against Barcelona in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, after the two teams were drawn against each other this afternoon.

The first leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón next Wednesday 1st February, with the return at the Camp Nou the following Tuesday 7th February.

Pedro León was a menace to the Atleti defence

Copa del Rey: Eibar 2 – 2 Atlético

As expected, Atlético Madrid qualified for the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw at Eibar, goals from José Giménez and Juanfran ensuring a 5-2 aggregate win.

Simeone decided to rotate after winning the first leg 3-0 a week ago, but despite the passage, he will be disappointed by some of his team’s defending as they let in two cheap goals before equalising late on.

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

Matchday LIVE: Eibar vs. Atlético

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 last Thursday.

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.

Correa was on target in the first leg

Match preview: Eibar vs. Atlético

After a convincing 3-0 win in the first leg last week, Atlético Madrid travel to Eibar on Wednesday night looking to seal their place in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Ángel Correa and Kevin Gameiro put Simeone’s men in control of the tie a week ago, but they will still need to finish the job against José Mendilibar’s side.