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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 12 +29 34
2 Valencia 12 +21 30
3 Real Madrid 12 +13 24
4 Atletico Madrid 12 +10 24
5 Sevilla FC 12 +2 22
6 Villarreal 12 +7 21
7 Real Sociedad 12 +3 18
8 Leganes 12 -2 17
9 Real Betis 12 -4 17
10 Getafe 12 +5 16
11 Girona 12 -3 16
12 Levante 12 -1 15
13 Celta Vigo 12 +4 14
14 Espanyol 12 -6 13
15 Athletic Bilbao 12 -4 12
16 Deportivo La Coruña 12 -8 11
17 Eibar 12 -14 11
18 Málaga 12 -16 7
19 Alavés 12 -14 6
20 Las Palmas 12 -22 6

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