Eibar 0 Atletico Madrid 1: Kevin Gameiro strikes as Atletico close gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points

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ATLETICO MADRID closed the gap on leaders Barcelona with a narrow victory at Eibar.

Diego Simeone’s side would have been expecting a tough clash at the Estadio Ipurua, and that’s exactly what they got on Saturday evening.

 Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal as Atletico won at EibarEPA Kevin Gameiro scored the only goal as Atletico won at Eibar

Fortunately for the visitors, they were able to come away from the north with all three points thanks to Kevin Gameiro.

The Frenchman struck the killer blow after 27 minutes.

Fellow countrymen Antoine Griezmann sprang the offside trap as he raced onto Saul’s through ball and he kept his cool to square to the attacker to fire home.

Eibar nearly responded instantly with a quick equaliser.

 The Frenchman pounced midway through the first half after being teed up by Antoine GriezmannAFP The Frenchman pounced midway through the first half after being teed up by Antoine Griezmann  The forward kept his cool to fire past the goalkeeper on 27 minutesReuters The forward kept his cool to fire past the goalkeeper on 27 minutes

Joan Jordan got free down the flank and crossed for Sergi Enrich to meet, but the star’s header went just over the crossbar.

After the break the hosts upped the tempo and enjoyed plenty of possession as they searched for an equaliser.

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Half time sub Fabian Orellana enjoyed an impressive display as the Chilean tried to engineer a leveller – but it Enrich who almost got it.

The ace’s header deflected off Atletico defender Diego Godin and was heading for the back of the net but was crucially stopped on the line by Jan Oblal.




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