Atletico Madrid secured a thrilling 4-2 victory over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, earning a spot in the quarterfinals. The match, which followed their recent clash in the Spanish Super Cup, was filled with drama and extra-time goals that favored Atletico.
The scoring started with Atletico’s Samuel Lino capitalizing on a defensive error, but goalkeeper Jan Oblak’s mistake allowed Real to level before half-time. Another defensive mix-up saw Alvaro Morata give Atletico the lead, but a late goal by Joselu sent the game into extra time.
In the 100th minute, Antoine Griezmann showcased brilliance by stealing the ball and scoring a spectacular goal. Rodrigo Riquelme secured the win in the 119th minute with a composed finish.
Diego Simeone, Atletico’s coach, praised the team’s performance, calling it a great match against a top opponent. The intense game included heated moments, with Simeone exchanging words with Vinícius, who had clashed with a ball boy.
Real Madrid, entering the game with a 21-match unbeaten streak, suffered their second defeat of the season, both at the hands of Atletico. Atletico’s captain, Koke, expressed satisfaction with the victory and highlighted the beauty of their recent matches against Real.
The quarterfinal draw will now feature Atletico Madrid alongside Barcelona, Girona, Real Sociedad, Celta Vigo, Mallorca, Athletic Bilbao, and Sevilla. The standout player of the match was Antoine Griezmann, who not only contributed throughout the game but also scored the crucial goal in extra time, securing Atletico’s revenge and a place in the next round.