Atlético beat Eibar in extremis thanks to a very dubious penalty that Luis Suárez transformed. The rojiblanco player chased a ball in the decisive play that ended up on the penalty spot. The Uruguayan, with two goals, throws Atlético that comes out of Ipurua very reinforced. Eibar played a good game and did not deserve to be defeated. But Atlético has the decisive factor from Suárez, ready to vindicate himself with Atlético winning the championship.
Eibar came out more awake than Atlético, who for the second time in the league tournament was behind on the scoreboard. Mendilibar's team was the same as always, with high pressure, biting every exit of the ball from its rival, not allowing the Atlético players to think. The local team was very recognizable from the first minute but not the leader of the championship, who at the beginning had some improper failures of his firmness in defense. One of them cost him the goal of Eibar, in a penalty from Carrasco on Muto, who in the first twenty minutes caught his back several times to the red-and-white defense. One thinks that he has seen it all in Atlético's matches, but the one in Ipurua showed another image of those that will be remembered during the season. Dmitrovic, the goalkeeper of the Eibar team, took the penalty. And he did it with the mastery that a forward is supposed to be.
Atlético were behind on the scoreboard almost as soon as they started and had to start putting on their overalls. He got it fast. Eibar defended well, Pozo stopped Carrasco's attacks as best he could and on the other side Vrsaljko placed a couple of dangerous centers. Atlético did begin to feel good in the match in the final stretch of the first half. He did not have great chances, but he was putting Eibar more and more on his plot. Correa was able to tie it with a good shot from the edge that brushed the crossbar. And he scored on the brink of halftime in a play in which Sergio failed. He did not clear when he could and when he did he was under pressure from Marcos Llorente and Luis Suárez, who saw the danger. And the Uruguayan did not forgive in the auction. If Carrasco fell asleep in one area at the beginning of the crash, in the other the same thing happened to Sergio. Suárez did not fail in his appointment with the goal and Atlético equalized a game that had become very ugly.
Simeone moved pieces at halftime. Torreira and João Félix entered for Lemar and Correa. Torreira was placed in front of the rear and moved to one side Saúl, who until then had been the axis of the team. Without Koke, Saúl took over, but it's not the same. The changes did not immediately give the desired effect, since the match took place as in the beginning, with Eibar holding the ball, with faith, wanting to hurt Oblak again. Kike García kept fighting all the balls and was close to making it 2-1. It cost Atlético to get back into the game, as Eibar gave the rojiblancos no respite. And if it was necessary to stop the game, then the local team did not hesitate to do so. Arbilla, from a direct free kick, and Bigas, in a corner, scared the goalkeeper of a hesitant, thick Atlético, who lost control of the match.
In the absence of twenty minutes the game began to fall on the rojiblanco side, although the Madrid team did not do anything special. But the Cholo team took a step forward, João Félix chased the ball and Carrasco came back into play. Arbilla could be sent off with ten minutes to go and João Félix adjusted to the post but Dmitrovic showed that to score a goal much more is needed. The decisive play of the clash came with three minutes to go. Arbilla made a childish mistake by kicking into the air with Luis Suárez fighting for the ball. Dubious penalty. The Uruguayan was smarter than the defender Eibar and Atlético ended up taking a very difficult game. Luis Suárez pulled Panenka-style to win a game that gives Atlético three points that seem vital in order to win the league title.
Lucas Torreira (45 ', Correa), João Felix (45 ', Lemar), Sergi Enrich (77 ', Yoshinori Muto), Pedro Leon (90 ', Diop), Kondogbia (91 ', Luis Suárez)
1-0, 11 ': Dmitrovic, 1-1, 39 ': Luis Suarez, 1-2, 88 ': Luis Suarez
Referee: Mario Melero López
VAR Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
Felipe Monteiro (61 ', Yellow) Arbilla (81 ', Yellow) Kike Garcia (90 ', Yellow) Savic (90 ', Yellow) Alexander well (93 ', Yellow