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Spanish club Eibar doesn’t hesitate when he has a chance to beat a club like Atletico. Mendilibar must be proud of his strategically winning

Eibar steals points from Madrid

Today we saw the flawlessly performed game by Eibar at home, against Atletico Madrid. The club, which stands on 16th place in Laliga with 22 points, beats Madrid’s team from 3rd place with 35 points. Football experts are talking about Mendilibar’s team positively today. They have done an unbelievable performance against Atletico.


Formations and starting lineups


Spanish teams started their match with specific formations. Mendilibar took four defenders, four midfielders, and two strikers on the pitch with formation 4-2-3-1. But Atletico’s coach someone choose different tactics: with four defenders, four midfielders and two strikers on the ball with structure: 4-4-2. Both teams miss 6-6 players with the reason of injury and red card. From Eibar: Arbilla, Diop, Escalante, Kike, Ramis injured, and Oliveira with the red card. But Atletico: Costa, Gimenez, Koke, Lemar, Poveda, Trippier are all wounded. As you see from Diego Simeone’s club are missing essential players like Diego Costa.


Esteban Burgos sweet header


Match started with a powerful performance of Eibar players. Mendilibar’s strategy was simple, control the ball and counterattack. This tactic worked, and ten minutes from the start, Esteban knocked on the first goal in Atletico’s door. In the first half, the numbers and statistics of both clubs were almost the same. Team managers ended the first half without substitutes.

Exposito unleashes against Atletico


The second half for Atletico Madrid’s fans started with more performance and organizing. They had seven goal attempts, two shots on goal and ball possession were higher than average 69 per cent. But Someone’s strategy was too simple to do beat the Mendilibar’s advantage. When you miss primary playmakers on your team, you need some more fantasy and master plan. Simeone was wrong when he started changing substitutes in the middle of the 2nd half. He started making replaces from the 73rd minute. So Eibar’s coach took advantage, and at the end of the second half, his midfielder Exposito smashed the winning goal for Jan Oblak. The referee added three additional minutes to the match and ended the game in the 94th minute.