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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Saúl Ñíguez (54')
  • Antoine Griezmann (74')

Antoine Griezmann ends goal drought as Atletico Madrid win

Atletico Madrid avoided losing even more ground to Real Madrid by winning away to Eibar 2-0 thanks to second-half goals by Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann.

The Basques shaded the first half and came closest to scoring when Adrian Gonzalez brought a fine save from Miguel Angel Moya.

But Atletico improved after the break and Saul scored with a header after a cross from Filipe Luis in the 54th minute, though Eibar felt he was in an offside position.

Griezmann sealed the victory from close range in the 74th-minute to end a long goal drought with his first strike in the league since early October.

The result, Atletico's second win in a row after earning only four points in five straight league matches, moved Diego Simeone's team to fourth place, but still nine points behind Madrid.

Winless in four league games, Eibar dropped to ninth place.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 24 +51 62
2 Atletico Madrid 24 +27 55
3 Real Madrid 24 +31 48
4 Valencia 24 +19 46
5 Sevilla FC 24 -4 39
6 Villarreal 24 +6 38
7 Eibar 24 -4 35
8 Girona 24 +4 34
9 Getafe 24 +8 33
10 Real Betis 24 -9 33
11 Celta Vigo 24 +4 32
12 Real Sociedad 24 +1 29
13 Leganes 24 -7 29
14 Athletic Bilbao 24 -3 28
15 Alavés 24 -11 28
16 Espanyol 24 -10 27
17 Levante 24 -17 20
18 Las Palmas 24 -34 18
19 Deportivo La Coruña 24 -29 17
20 Málaga 24 -23 13

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