Super-sub Fernando Torres claimed all three points for Atletico Madrid, providing a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win away at Eibar.
Angel Correa netted the first on the 62 minute as substitute Torres was provider for Correa's calm finish to give the away side the lead.
The man of the moment, Torres claimed his place on the scoresheet on 77 minutes with a smart, lifted finish over a helpless Asier Riesgo in the Eibar goal.
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The game opened with a quick pace from both sides, meaning rapid exchanges of possession.
However, Atletico began to control the play and this showed in the 20th minute as forward Jackson Martinez played in Juanfran, who's powerful effort was hit straight at the goalkeeper.
Not everything would fall the way of Diego Simeone's team, though, as a couple of minutes later, Saul Berjon forced a save from Jan Oblak after a shot from distance brought a diving save from the Atleti goalkeeper.
In what was becoming an end-to-end game, Luciano Vietto fired a close range effort into the side netting shortly after for the Madrid side, as fellow forward Martinez played provider once again.
As the away side gained more control of the game, chances came more frequently as Antoine Griezmann put a low cross across the box with Martinez failing to make a solid contact on the stretch.
As the half time break passed, it failed to halt Atletico's momentum as left-back Filipe Luis fired a powerful outside the box effort bringing, a strong, reflex save from Asier.
A bursting run from Keko brought on a quick attack from the home side as they sought after the lead, with Keko's ball across the box bringing an effort from Berjon that almost found it's way into Oblak's near post.
62 minutes in finally brought the games breakthrough. Substitute Torres made a run into the box, twisted round before playing a ball to Correa who feinted past one defender to create some space for a calmly placed finish giving Madrid the 1-0 lead.
With quarter of an hour left, Torres and Correa were involved again as the midfielder turned provider, as the Spanish striker lifted a smart finish over the keeper to kill off the game for the away team.
The heart of the Eibar team was lost as they started to recognise that defeat was on the horizon.
A late mistake from Diego Godin almost brought embarrassment for the Uruguayan as his simple header back to Oblak bounced past the goalie and towards an open goal but they luckily managed to cover the distance and clear the ball away.
The game came to an end with another positive result for Simeone's men as they continue to put down their title credentials with the Madrid side temporarily moving into second in the La Liga table.
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