2016/17 Spanish Copa del Rey, Quarterfinals
  • Antoine Griezmann (28')
  • Ángel Correa (60')
  • Kevin Gameiro (67')
1st Leg
1st Leg

Atletico Madrid cruise to victory over Eibar in quarterfinal first leg

Antoine Griezmann, left, and Kevin Gameiro celebrate Atletico's win. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid opened a large advantage in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal by beating Eibar 3-0 in the first leg on Thursday.

Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro were on the scoresheet as the hosts cruised at the Vicente Calderon.

Stefan Savic thought he had opened the scoring his the 25th minute, but his goal was ruled out for offside in the buildup.

However, Atletico were in front three minutes later after Eibar keeper Yoel came out for a long free kick but missed and it fell to Jose Gimenez to nod on for Griezmann to head in.

Atletico doubled the lead on the hour mark when Correa tapped home after good work by Yannick Carrasco to run into the box.

Griezmann added an assist seven minutes later, when they added a third following a corner kick, with Gameiro the third Atletico player to get a head to ball before it crossed the line.

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