Atletico beat Real Madrid to reach Copa quarterfinals


The two ended a fun match at the Metropolitano stadium for the Rojiblancos. It was the second of three Madrid derbies in less than a month.

Los Blancos fought back twice against Atletico to force extra time. Jan Oblak‘s own goal cancelled out Samuel Lino’s opening goal, and Joselu scored late on after Alvaro Morata put the home team ahead again.

Griezmann broke down the right side of the field in extra time and finished with style. Riquelme scored with seconds left to settle the game and get back at Madrid for beating Atletico in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final last week.

The trophy was won by Real Madrid, which beat Diego Simeone’s team 5–3 and then beat rivals Barcelona.

Atletico beat Real Madrid to reach Copa quarterfinals

The Argentine coach said this game would be a new chance for his team, and it was. The game went from start to finish, though neither team played with as much abandon as they did in Saudi Arabia.

Atletico took the lead after Real Madrid made the first chance, with Jude Bellingham hitting the crossbar.

Antonio Rudiger scored the goal against Atletico in Riyadh. He tried to head a cross out of play, but instead he sent it to Lino, who scored from close range.

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Before the break, though, Madrid tied the game when Luka Modric’s crossed free kick caught Oblak off guard.

The Slovenian jumped to get the ball but missed it, so he ended up getting the last touch as it went into his own net.

Vinicius Junior, a winger for Real Madrid, celebrated the equalizer more passionately than anyone else. There was no love lost between the Brazilian and the fans of Atletico Madrid.

Early in the second half, Morata put Atletico back ahead after Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin failed to pick up the ball and it went to him. The home fans were thrilled.

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It was Morata’s 18th goal in all games this season, which has been very good.

A second time, Rodrygo hit the post for Real Madrid, and Morata was stopped by Lunin from close range. With 10 minutes left, Joselu tied the game.

Bellingham scored after Vinicius played him in. The England player cut the ball across for the target man to nod home, sending the game to extra time.

After a nervous first extra time period, Griezmann scored the game-winning goal by going down the right wing by himself, avoiding Vinicius, and shooting across Lunin and into the top corner to put Atletico ahead.

In the 111th minute, Madrid’s substitute Dani Ceballos tied the game, but Bellingham was offside during the play, so the goal was ruled out. Riquelme then scored to win the game.

The win was very important for Atletico because they were behind in La Liga and were hurt by Real Madrid’s loss the week before. They and their fans celebrated loudly.


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