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Thomas Partey Powers Atletico Madrid To Victory Over Sturborn Eibar

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Thomas Partey Powers Atletico Madrid To Victory Over Sturborn Eibar
LISTEN SEP 1, 2019

Thomas Partey scored his first goal of the season as Atletico Madrid maintained their perfect start to the La Liga season by staging a remarkable comeback from two goals down to beat Eibar 3-2 on Sunday.

The Ghanaian international came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 90th minute, making Atletico the only team in the Spanish top flight to have won all three of their games.

Diego Simeone's side had kept clean sheets in their opening two games but fell behind in the seventh minute to a headed goal from 35-year-old striker Charles and defender Anaitz Arbilla doubled Eibar's lead with a deflected effort in the 19th.

Atleti's 126 million-euro signing Joao Felix pulled the home side back into contention in the 27th minute by scoring his first La Liga goal for the club, side-footing a simple pass from strike partner Diego Costa into the net from close range.

Vitolo, the match-winner last week at Leganes, grabbed the equaliser early in the second half with a cool finish into the bottom corner and Costa had a strike ruled out for offside.

But Partey snatched a winner with a late show of strength and determination to fight off two defenders in the box before smashing the ball into the net.

Atleti thus sit top of the La Liga table heading into the international break.