Match Reports

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.

Calderón erupted as Atleti completed late comeback

La Liga: Atlético 3 – 2 Celta

Atlético had kept a clean sheet in their last four games at the Vicente Calderón, and had won 4-0 in the reverse fixture against Celta back in September, so the stats were in their favour.

With both teams being knocked out in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, the match was poised for goals, and that is exactly what happened.

Gameiro missed a second half penalty

Copa del Rey: Barcelona 1 – 1 Atlético

Atlético Madrid came within touching distance of the Copa deal Rey final at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night, but ultimately came up short in a controversial encounter.

Kevin Gameiro’s goal was only enough to secure a 1-1 draw on the night, after he had earlier missed a penalty and compatriot Antoine Griezmann had a goal wrongly chalked out for offside.

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La Liga: Atlético 2 – 0 Leganés

Atlético Madrid returned to winning ways on Saturday evening with a 2-0 win over neighbours Leganés, with two goals from Fernando Torres enough for all three points.

The red and whites had not won in four coming into the match, but can take confidence from the victory ahead of Tuesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final second leg away at Barcelona.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.