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Atletico Madrid 2-2 Eibar: 3 Takeaways

Zeeshan Ali
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727   //    21 May 2018, 15:32 IST


SCORERS: Atletico Madrid - Fernando Torres 42' 60'; Eibar - Kike 35' Ruben Pena 70'

Atletico Madrid played their final game of the campaign at home as the 10th placed Eibar travelled to the Wanda Metropolitano to take on the recently crowned Europa League Champions. Antoine Griezmann sat out the start of the match and made way for one of the biggest names in Spanish football, Fernando Torres, to play his final game for the Rojiblancos.

Eibar threatened to spoil the party by taking the lead, but two goals from the man in question and a stunner by Pena meant that both teams shared the spoils.

In a match filled with goals, cards and emotions, we dug up three major takeaways from the game:

#3 Red card fiasco

A third red card in seven matches, after they went down to ten men at the Emirates in the semi-finals of the Europa League, and then against Alaves in the league threw a spanner in the works after Atleti had managed to get back on level terms following the opener from Alavez.

The Argentine manager has often come under fire for the aggressive, "all-or-nothing" philosophy he has ingrained in his players. It's fair to say that comes through in the tackling as well, which again, on the night, cost them two points.

It might've not mattered in the end, as they held on to second spot in the league, but Simeone needs to address the disciplinary aspect of his side and not deny the existence of the problem which is corroborated by the evidence. Lucas Hernandez the latest culprit in that regard.

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