Spoils Shared As Oblak-esque Dmitrovic Finally Beaten By Debutant Borja Garces

Eibar were denied a first victory over Atletico Madrid since 2001 in stoppage time, as Borja Garces marked his Rojiblanco debut with a goal.

Diego Simeone‘s side had been frustrated by visiting goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic all afternoon and then went behind to an 87th minute Sergi Enrichgoal, but they were able to salvage a point thanks to the 19-year-old substitute.

Just days after making his first competitive appearances for Serbia in the UEFA Nations League, Dmitrovic turned in an inspired performance at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and the 26-year-old goalkeeper made eight saves against Atletico Madrid.

Eibar had their chances too and struck the woodwork twice, with a Jose Angelstrike brushing the crossbar in the ninth minute of the match.

But Los Roiblancos were in charge for most of this encounter and Dmitrovic denied Antoine GriezmannSaul Niguez and Diego Godin, with his save from Saul at a corner particularly impressive.

Just three minutes into the second period the Serbian shot-stopper was back in action and was able to tip a Godin header over the bar to deny the Uruguayan for the second time.

His shift wasn’t done yet and he parried from Diego Costa twice as well, before Eibar shocked the capital city side late on.

They warned Atleti that the afternoon couldn’t finish with something worse than a goalless draw when Anaitz Arbilla struck a long-range effort off the woodwork in the 65th minute and when, three minutes from time, debutant Pablo De Blasiscontrolled well inside the box and sent the ball across goal for Sergi Enrich to prod in.

There was a late Atletico siege and, following a Godin header off the crossbar, the home side finally put the ball past Dmitrovic and into the back of the net, with the youngster Garces smashing home from an Angel Correa cross.

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