Atletico Madrid Secures Spot in Copa del Rey Quarterfinals with 4-2 Win over Real Madrid in Overtime

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Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid-Highlight

  • Atletico Madrid secures victory against Real Madrid in Copa del Rey last-16 at Wanda Metropolitano.
  • Samuel Lino opens the scoring, giving Atletico the lead and Jan Oblak's goal levels the scores.
  • Alvaro Morata's goal appears to be the winner, Joselu's equalizer forces the game into extra time.

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In extra time, Atletico Madrid seals the win with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme, these goals ensure Atletico's progression to the next round of the Copa del Rey.

Atletico Madrid defeated rivals Real Madrid 4-2, earning a spot in the Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Two extra-time goals from Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme secured Atleti's place in the last eight, marking the end of Real's 21-match unbeaten streak.

The initial chance for Los Blancos came in the 12th minute when Jude Bellingham entered the penalty area, skillfully passed the ball through Axel Witsel's legs, and unleashed a powerful shot that struck the crossbar.

Eight minutes later, Real Madrid faced another denial, this time thwarted by an impressive display of goalkeeping from Jan Oblak. The Slovenian swiftly moved to his right, deflecting a shot that came his way and then hurriedly reached his near post to block Rodrygo's follow-up attempt.

Atletico Madrid took the lead six minutes before halftime when Antonio Rudiger's header from Rodrigo De Paul’s cross inadvertently fell to Samuel Lino, who reacted quickly to fire past Andriy Lunin.

Real Madrid responded promptly, equalizing just five minutes later. Oblak's error in dealing with Luka Modric’s free-kick resulted in the ball going over his head and into the net.

Before the hour-mark, Atletico Madrid capitalized on a defensive mix-up, the second of the game. A miscommunication between goalkeeper Lunin and Rudiger allowed Alvaro Morata to capitalize, calmly slotting the ball into an unguarded net.

Real Madrid came close to equalizing 15 minutes from time, with Rodrygo’s powerful shot deflecting off an Atletico Madrid player onto the crossbar.

In the final minutes of normal time, Los Blancos found the equalizer when Jude Bellingham delivered an excellent cross to the back post, and substitute Joselu, who had recently entered the game, headed home, forcing the match into extra time.

At the 100-minute mark, Griezmann propelled Atletico 3-2 ahead with a spectacular solo effort. Atletico Madrid's leading goalscorer surged down the right, eluding Vinicius Junior near the byline before unleashing a powerful shot into the top corner from a challenging angle.

Riquelme secured the victory with a minute remaining, confidently slotting the ball past Lunin after a well-timed pass from Memphis Depay. Diego Simeone, known for his expressive demeanor, couldn't contain his emotions and sprinted onto the pitch to celebrate with his players.

This defeat marks only the second loss of the season for Real Madrid in all competitions, both inflicted by Atletico Madrid.

Player Of The Match-Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid

Preceding the game, Griezmann found himself surrounded by his family as the club honored him with a commemorative shirt for recently achieving the status of Atletico’s all-time leading goalscorer. The Atletico supporters echoed their admiration for their hero, chanting his name to express gratitude for his contributions to their club.

In a fitting turn of events, approximately 100 minutes later, Griezmann took center stage by scoring the crucial goal that propelled Atletico ahead in extra time against city rivals Real Madrid, securing their path to the Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Griezmann, a constant presence on the field, demonstrated his usual involvement, strategically positioning himself between the lines and seeking pockets of space. His passing was precise, ensuring Atletico's fluidity, but it was his goal that truly stood out, a moment of enchanting brilliance from a player with a magical touch.

Source: Twitter/ Atletico de madrid

Player Rating

Atletico Madrid:
Oblak 7, Witsel 6, Gimenez 7,
Hermoso 7, Llorente 7,
De Paul 7, Koke 7,
Saul 6, Lino 7, Morata 7,
Griezmann 8 Subs: Molina 7, Riquelme 7,
Barrios 6, Depay 6, Azpilicueta N/A, Savic N/A

Real Madrid:
Lunin 7, Mendy 6,
Nacho 6, Rudiger 6,
Carvaja; 6, Valverde 6,
Camavinga 6, Modric 6,
Bellingham 8, Vinicius 6,
Rodrygo 6 Subs: Kroos 7,
Diaz 6, Tchouameni 6, Joselu 7,
Garcia 6, Ceballos 6

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