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Suarez sends Atletico seven points clear

Published on: 22 January 2021

Luis Suarez now has 11 goals in La Liga this season

A Luis Suarez double sent Atletico Madrid seven points clear in La Liga as they recovered after goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic had given Eibar the lead.

Dmitrovic, taking on penalty duties for the first time for his club, fired in his first career goal.

But Suarez levelled from a tight angle with a driven effort into the far corner after Eibar gave the ball away on the edge of their own box.

Suarez then netted the winner with a Panenka penalty in the 89th minute.

Dmitrovic was denied the chance to try to rescue his side a point when Eibar had a penalty rejected in injury time, as they appealed in vain for a handball against Atleti's Stefan Savic.

The Serb goalkeeper was the fourth player to take a penalty for Eibar in La Liga this season - before he stepped up, they had missed three out of five spot-kicks in the league, including their previous two.

It is a big win for Diego Simeone's side, who now have a strong grip on the title race in Spain.

As well as a seven-point advantage on second-placed Real Madrid, the reigning champions, and a 10-point lead over Barcelona, they have a game in hand on both.

Suarez, who joined the club after being released by Barca in the summer, has played a huge role in helping them achieve this, with Thursday's two goals taking him to 11 for the season - level with Lionel Messi.

Serbian goalkeeper Dmitrovic scored his first professional career goal from the spot on Thursday

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsEibar

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Dmitrovic22Pozo4Rodrigues de Oliveira23Arbilla3Bigas6Álvarez8Diop12Muto10Expósito14Inui17Kike

    1Dmitrovic22PozoBooked at 90mins4Rodrigues de Oliveira23ArbillaBooked at 82mins3Bigas6Álvarez8DiopSubstituted forLeónat 90+1'minutes12MutoSubstituted forEnrichat 77'minutes10Expósito14Inui17KikeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

    2Burgos7González Casín9Enrich11Soares Alves13Rodríguez15Valdés Díaz18García del Pozo19García20Correa Silva21León24Rodrigues25Gil

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-1-4-2

13Oblak15Savic18Felipe2Giménez8Saúl24Vrsaljko14Llorente11Lemar21Carrasco9Suárez10Correa

    13Oblak15SavicBooked at 90mins18FelipeBooked at 62mins2Giménez8Saúl24Vrsaljko14Llorente11LemarSubstituted forSequeiraat 45'minutes21Carrasco9SuárezSubstituted forKondogbiaat 90+2'minutes10CorreaSubstituted forTorreiraat 45'minutes

Substitutes

    1Grbic4Kondogbia5Torreira7Sequeira12Lodi dos Santos19Dembele20Machín Pérez28García31San Román

Referee:Mario Melero LópezMatch StatsHome TeamEibarAway TeamAtl MadridPossessionHome35%Away65%ShotsHome12Away9Shots on TargetHome2Away4CornersHome3Away3FoulsHome24Away9Live TextPost update

Match ends, Eibar 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

90'+4'Booking

Alejandro Pozo (Eibar) is shown the yellow card.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Eibar 1, Atlético de Madrid 2.

90'+4'Post update

Attempt saved. João Félix (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90'+3'Post update

Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Paulo Oliveira (Eibar).

90'+2'Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Luis Suárez.

90'+1'Booking

Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

90'+1'Substitution

Substitution, Eibar. Pedro León replaces Pape Diop.

90'+1'Booking

Kike García (Eibar) is shown the yellow card.

89'Post update

Goal! Eibar 1, Atlético de Madrid 2. Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

87'Post update

Penalty Atlético de Madrid. Luis Suárez draws a foul in the penalty area.

87'Post update

Penalty conceded by Anaitz Arbilla (Eibar) after a foul in the penalty area.

86'Post update

Foul by Lucas Torreira (Atlético de Madrid).

86'Post update

Edu Expósito (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'Post update

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Marko Dmitrovic.

85'Post update

Attempt saved. João Félix (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

84'Post update

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

82'Booking

Anaitz Arbilla (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82'Post update

Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Source: bbc.com

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