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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Borja Garcés (90'+4')
  • Sergi Enrich (87')

Atletico Madrid frustrated by Eibar as poor start continues

Antoine Griezmann looks on during Atletico Madrid's 1-1 draw with Eibar. Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid averted an embarrassing home defeat to minnows Eibar by drawing 1-1 thanks to a strike from teenage debutant Borja Garces deep in stoppage time but continued their poor start to the La Liga season.

Eibar, one of the smallest teams in the top flight, took a shock lead with three minutes remaining at the Wanda Metropolitano when striker Sergi Enrich struck the ball in from close range after soft goalkeeping from Jan Oblak.

Atletico had dominated proceedings but were frequently thwarted by Eibar's Serbian keeper Marko Dmitrovic and it took the unlikely figure of academy graduate Garces, 19, to pull them level in the 94th minute, thumping the ball home after controlling a cut-back from Angel Correa.

Atletico have only five points from their opening four games while title rivals Barcelona could go seven points clear of them if they beat Real Sociedad later on Saturday, as could Real Madrid, who are in action at Athletic Bilbao.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +22 31
2 Sevilla FC 15 +11 28
3 Atletico Madrid 15 +11 28
4 Real Madrid 15 +4 26
5 Alavés 15 +1 24
6 Levante 15 +2 22
7 Real Betis 15 -1 22
8 Getafe 15 +4 21
9 Girona 15 0 21
10 Espanyol 15 -3 21
11 Celta Vigo 15 +4 20
12 Real Valladolid 15 -2 20
13 Real Sociedad 15 0 19
14 Eibar 15 -4 19
15 Valencia 15 0 18
16 Leganes 15 -4 17
17 Villarreal 15 -4 14
18 Athletic Bilbao 15 -8 14
19 Rayo Vallecano 15 -15 10
20 Huesca 15 -18 7