- Atlético Madrid triumphs 4-2 against Real Madrid in a captivating Copa del Rey encounter.
- Goals from Samuel Lino, Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak (own goal), and Joselu marked the back-and-forth nature of the match.
- Griezmann’s sensational 100th-minute goal and Riquelme’s late strike secured Atlético’s revenge and passage to the quarter-finals.
- Jude Bellingham’s outstanding performance and Diego Simeone’s jubilant touchline celebration added to the spectacle.
In a riveting clash at the Copa del Rey, Atlético Madrid emerged triumphant against arch-rivals Real Madrid, securing a 4-2 victory in a match defined by relentless action and dramatic twists.
The Rollercoaster of Goals and Drama
The match began with Atlético taking the lead twice, courtesy of Samuel Lino and Antoine Griezmann. However, Real Madrid, relentless as ever, responded with a Jan Oblak own goal and a Joselu header, pushing the game into extra time.
The intense back-and-forth continued, with Griezmann’s remarkable 100th-minute goal and a late strike from Rodrigo Riquelme ultimately sealing Atlético’s triumph.
Spectacular Moments and Key Performances
Jude Bellingham’s standout play and a stunning double save by Jan Oblak added flair to the already intense encounter. The match’s pivotal moments included Griezmann’s solo run, Oblak’s acrobatics, and Riquelme’s decisive goal. Diego Simeone‘s ecstatic touchline celebration encapsulated the significance of the victory for Atlético.
Avenging the Super Cup Defeat
This victory holds particular significance for Atlético, as it serves as redemption for their recent 5-3 defeat to Real in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final. The atmosphere was charged with tension, drama, and a touch of exorcism as Atlético celebrated more than just progression to the next round of the Copa del Rey.