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  • Updated: February 04, 2021

La Liga: Atleti 7 Points Clear After Win vs Eibar

La Liga: Atleti 7 Points Clear After Win vs Eibar

Atletico Madrid are easing their way at the top of La Liga table after a 2-1 away win against Eibar on Thursday to take them 7 points clear of Champions and second place Madrid.

Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic defied convention by scoring a penalty but it was Luis Suarez's spot-kick in the dying minutes that proved conclusive for Atletico Madrid as they secured away win at the Municipal de Ipurua.

Dmitrovic gave Eibar the lead in the 12th minute, coolly deceiving his opposite number Jan Oblak.

Suarez levelled for Atletico five minutes before halftime, beating Dmitrovic from inside the area after Marcos Llorente had won the ball back on the edge of Eibar's box.

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That was Suarez 11th goal of the season as he is leveled with former teammates Lionel Messi on the La Liga scoring chart.

Dmitrovic made an outstanding late save to thwart Joao Felix late in the game but Suarez had the final say, drawing a foul from Anaitz Arbilla to earn a penalty that annoyed Eibar's players and coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.

Suarez oozed calm and chipped the ball past Dmitrovic to give his side all three points, while Eibar were then denied a penalty in added time, appealing in vain for a handball against Atleti's Stefan Savic.

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