Champions Atletico Madrid earned their first league win of the season as Mario Mandzukic scored to see off a stern challenge from promoted Eibar.

Mandzukic - a summer signing from Bayern Munich - headed in from eight yards after Miranda had earlier scored.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone is serving an eight-match touchline ban and his side's lead was cut when Eibar's Abraham curled in from range.

Eibar rallied and striker Angel poked a one-on-one chance wide late on.

It was a glorious chance to earn a point for La Liga's smallest club at the home of the champions.

Eibar are embarking on their first season in Spain's top tier, and humbled Real Sociedad in their opening fixture last weekend.

Diego Costa protests against Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone was sent to the stands against Real Madrid in the Super Cup final and is now serving an eight-match touchline ban

The Basque club looked uneasy early on at the Vicente Calderon, but grew into the fixture and made it a difficult night for last season's Champions League runners-up, who were watched by their manager from the stands.

Simeone has been banished from the touchline as a result of his behaviour in the second-leg of his side's 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

The 44-year-old guided Los Roji Blancos to a first league win since 1996 last season and after a summer in which Diego Costa and Filipe Luis have joined Chelsea for large sums, must hope a number of summer acquisitions fill the voids left.

A goalless draw at Rayo Vallecano in their season opener did little to inspire, but when Miranda rose to head in unmarked on 11 minutes, the home side looked likely to assert their dominance.

Mandzukic - bought from Bayern Munich to replace the 27 league goals scored by Costa last season - had already opened his Atletico account in the Spanish Super Cup win and effortlessly headed home their second.

Craving the same start...

Last season, Atletico won 27 points from 27 to set the pace at the start of the season and build a platform from which they would go on to win their first title since 1996

Eibar kept a clean sheet in beating Sociedad but looked out of their depth defensively in Madrid.

Set pieces were a particular problem, with both headed goals notched with little resistance but their neat approach play at the other end was spectacularly rounded off by left-back Abraham.

The 28-year-old, who has previous La Liga experience with Real Zaragoza, curled an effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

Simeone looked animated in the second half as Eibar enjoyed the initiative with right-back Boveda wasting a headed chance from six yards before Angel poked wide in the final five minutes.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Atlético Madrid

  • 01 Moyá Rumbo
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 23 Miranda
  • 02 Godín
  • 03 Siqueira
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 04 Suárez Booked
  • 08 Raúl García
  • 07 Griezmann (Jiménez - 60' )
  • 06 Koke Booked
  • 09 Mandzukic (Ñíguez - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Tiago
  • 11 Jiménez
  • 13 Oblak
  • 15 Ansaldi
  • 17 Ñíguez
  • 21 Rodríguez
  • 24 Giménez de Vargas

Eibar

  • 01 Iruretagoiena Aranzamendi
  • 02 Bóveda
  • 06 Albentosa
  • 22 Rodríguez Navas
  • 24 Minero Fernandez
  • 08 Errasti
  • 14 García Carrillo (Berjón Pérez - 82' )
  • 07 Capa (Nieto Vela - 62' )
  • 10 Arruabarrena (Del Moral Fernandez - 73' )
  • 23 Lara Grande
  • 09 Rodríguez Díaz

Substitutes

  • 05 Ekiza
  • 11 Nieto Vela
  • 16 Castellano Castro
  • 18 Boateng
  • 20 Del Moral Fernandez
  • 21 Berjón Pérez
  • 25 Jiménez Merlo
Ref: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
Att: 48,000

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

6 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 1.

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 1.

90:00 +1:54

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Guillherme Siqueira with a cross.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Ángel (Eibar).

90:00 +1:06

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:19

Foul by Manu del Moral (Eibar).

90:00 +0:19

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:26

Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:44

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez following a fast break.

87:42

Dangerous play by Jon Errasti (Eibar).

87:42

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:55

Attempt missed. Ángel (Eibar) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Manu del Moral.

86:40

Attempt saved. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

83:56

Foul by Dani Nieto (Eibar).

83:56

Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:41

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a set piece situation.

81:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Eibar. Saúl replaces Dani García.

80:46

Foul by Manu del Moral (Eibar).

80:46

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:40

Foul by Raúl Albentosa (Eibar).

79:40

Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:27

Attempt blocked. Manu del Moral (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Nieto.

77:00

Foul by Manu del Moral (Eibar).

77:00

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:15

Attempt missed. Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Javi Lara with a cross following a set piece situation.

73:40 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

73:13

Manu del Moral (Eibar) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:13

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Eibar. Manu del Moral replaces Mikel Arruabarrena.

72:14

Attempt missed. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a set piece situation.

71:18

Foul by Raúl Navas (Eibar).

71:18

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:03

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Eneko Bóveda.

66:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Saúl Ñíguez replaces Mario Mandzukic.

65:49

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

65:14

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Moyá.

64:16

Dani García (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:16

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

63:42 Booking

Booking Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

62:49

Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi with a cross.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Eibar. Dani Nieto replaces Ander Capa.

59:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl Jiménez replaces Antoine Griezmann.

57:46

Mikel Arruabarrena (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:46

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

57:10

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

56:30

Foul by Ander Capa (Eibar).

56:30

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:48

Foul by Ander Capa (Eibar).

55:48

Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:31

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Mario Suárez.

53:54

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Miranda.

53:06 Booking

Booking Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:59

Mikel Arruabarrena (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:59

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

50:14

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

48:59

Foul by Dani García (Eibar).

48:59

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:10

Foul by Raúl Albentosa (Eibar).

48:10

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:20

Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:20

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid).

45:00

Second Half begins Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 1.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 1.

45:00 +0:55

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Dani García.

45:00 +0:53

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Koke.

42:38

Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:38

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

42:18

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Raúl Albentosa.

40:58

Attempt missed. Mikel Arruabarrena (Eibar) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ander Capa following a fast break.

39:21

Foul by Dani García (Eibar).

39:21

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:58

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Xabi Irureta.

36:57

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Suárez.

35:58

Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:58

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

33:50

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Mandzukic tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

32:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 1. Abraham (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mikel Arruabarrena.

31:43

Attempt blocked. Raúl Navas (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani García.

31:13

Attempt blocked. Raúl Albentosa (Eibar) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

31:09

Attempt saved. Javi Lara (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:55

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

29:55

Ander Capa (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:56

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

28:56

Ángel (Eibar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:26

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:48

Foul by Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

25:48

Abraham (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Eibar 0. Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi with a cross following a set piece situation.

23:41

Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:41

Foul by Raúl Albentosa (Eibar).

21:58

Attempt blocked. Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:18

Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:18

Foul by Ander Capa (Eibar).

12:58

Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:58

Foul by Ander Capa (Eibar).

12:05

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:05

Foul by Jon Errasti (Eibar).

10:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Eibar 0. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

10:40

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Dani García.

7:14

Foul by Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid).

7:14

Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:51

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:51

Foul by Abraham (Eibar).

3:16

Corner, Eibar. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

2:24

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

2:24

Eneko Bóveda (Eibar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:02

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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