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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.

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Griezmann was involved throughout the match

La Liga: Athletic 2 – 2 Atlético

Antoine Griezmann saved a point at San Mamés for Atlético Madrid on Sunday afternoon, firing home a stunning equaliser in a tight 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao.

The home side turned the match on it’s head after falling behind early on to Koke’s cross that went straight in, but were denied the win by Atleti’s mercurial Frenchman ten minutes from time.

San Mamés always a difficult ground to visit

Matchday LIVE: Athletic vs. Atlético

San Mamés is the scene today, with Atlético Madrid set to take on Athletic Bilbao in an attractive La Liga battle between two teams with European aspirations this season.

A tough test is in store for los Colchoneros, although the hosts are without key duo Aritz Aduriz and Beñat due to suspension. Gameiro and Carrasco have been restored to the Atleti line-up by Simeone.

Raúl García will have a big part to play against his former club

Match preview: Athletic vs. Atlético

Atlético Madrid make the first of three trips to the Basque Country this week on Sunday, ending the first half of the La Liga season at San Mamés against Athletic Bilbao.

The colchoneros come into the game on a good run of form having won 6 of their last 7 matches, but will be in for a tough test against one of Spain’s most intense and physical teams.

Griezmann and Gameiro celebrate the third goal

Copa del Rey: Atlético 3 – 0 Eibar

Atlético Madrid made a big step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday night, beating Eibar 3-0 at home thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann, Ángel Correa and Kevin Gameiro.

The rojiblancos made a positive statement with one of their best attacking performances of the season, and will travel to Ipurúa next week with just the formalities to complete after a solid win and clean sheet.

Big game in store at the Calderón

Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Eibar

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.

Torres scored his 100th Atleti goal against Eibar last year

Match preview: Atlético vs. Eibar

After just about edging past Real Betis at the weekend, Atlético Madrid host Eibar in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening as both sides chase a place in the semi-final.

The red and whites will be looking for a good performance in response to their recent critics ahead of the second leg, and are expected to name a strong XI in the midst of a busy run.