MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 01:01:39
Jan 13, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa (Eibar)
Attendance: 6,186
EibarEibar
0-1
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gameiro (27')

Result: Kevin Gameiro strikes to end Eibar's unbeaten run

Result: Gameiro strikes to end Eibar's run
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Atletico Madrid come away from the Ipurua with a 1-0 win thanks to Kevin Gameiro's strike, putting an end to Eibar's seven-match unbeaten run in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid have defeated in-form Eibar 1-0 at the Ipurua to move to within six points of La Liga pacesetters Barcelona, courtesy of Kevin Gameiro's first-half goal.

The Rojiblancos maintained their impressive form by overcoming the only side to have taken more points than them over the last six league matches, keeping them just about in title contention.

Eibar, who had won six and drawn one of their last seven matches either side of the winter break, remain two points outside the top six after their first defeat in over two months.

Gameiro came close to opening the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes when narrowly avoiding contact with Angel Correa's cross, before Koke squandered an even better chance soon after.

Atletico were looking very bright in the opening half-hour of the match and they had a lead to hold on to with 27 minutes played, as Antoine Griezmann was played clean through over the top and unselfishly squared for Gameiro to tap home.

Eibar offered a good response, with Charles heading narrowly over the bar as the home side went into the break having enjoyed more of the ball.

That continued to be the case as the match reached the hour mark, as Los Armeros threatened their opponents but failed to really create any serious clear-cut openings until 65 minutes in.

Sergi Enrich headed the ball into a dangerous part of the box for Cristian Rivera to flick goalwards, forcing Jan Oblak into making the first of many key saves.

Atletico, whose only away league defeat since the start of 2017 came last time out at Espanyol, were having to dig deep as Eibar continued to build momentum.

Oblak kept his side's advantage intact in the final quarter of the match, producing further saves to keep out Paulo Oliveira and Takashi Inui in the space of a few minutes.

Substitute Kike then flashed a header inches wide, but there was time for late drama as Fabian Orellana missed from point-blank range and Oliveira's header from the final chance was stopped by Oblak.

EIBAR (4-4-2): Dimitrovic; Ander Capa, Oliveira, Ramis, Jose Angel; Ivi (Orellana 46'), Jordan (Diop 73'), Dani Garcia, Inui; Charles (Kike 64'), Sergi Enrich

ATLETICO (4-4-2): Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez; Correa (Carrasco 54'), Partey, Saul, Koke; Gameiro (Fernandez 69'), Griezmann (Torres 76')

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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