Atletico Cruise Into Copa Last Eight
Copa Del Rey Report: Atletico Madrid v Llieda Esportiu 09 January 2018
Copa Del Rey
Result: Atletico Madrid 3-0 Llieda Esportiu (Atletico won 7-0 on aggregate)
Date: 09 January 2018
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Atletico Madrid advanced to the next round of the Copa del Rey after defeating Llieda Esportiu 7-0 on aggregate.
Atletico carried a healthy lead into the second leg after romping to a 4-0 win in the first leg last week.
The home side had to wait until the 16th minute for their first chance of the game when Gabi picked out Lucas Hernandez, whose header crashed against the crossbar.
10 minutes later, Diego Costa went close to scoring but the striker's effort was blocked by goalkeeper Rivas.
Lleida, meanwhile, managed to carve out a couple half chances in the first half and managed to show a little fight.
Diego Simeone's charges eventually broke the deadlock in the 57th minute courtesy of a strike from Yannick Carrasco with Diego Costa picking up the assist.
The lead was doubled with 15 minute remaining as Angel Correa raced to the byline before pulling the back for Kevin Gameiro, who tapped home from close range.
Atletico forward Vitolo managed to round off the scoring with nine minutes remaining with a close range finish, 3-0.