La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid Struggle Past Eibar for First Win

Miranda and Mario Mandzukic netted a goal each to help Atletico Madrid beat newly-promoted Eibar 2-1 and record their first victory of the La Liga campaign.

updated: August 31, 2014 14:23 IST
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Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic (L) celebrates.


Madrid: La Liga champions Atletico Madrid recorded their first victory of the campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday.

First-half headers from Miranda and Mario Mandzukic ultimately proved decisive, but Atletico were given a scare after Abraham's brilliant strike had brought Eibar back into the game.

The visitors had a great chance to level the game three minutes from time, but Angel's effort trickled inches past the far post as Atletico held on.

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