Atletico Madrid continued their recent wobbles as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Elche in what was the first leg of their round of 32 clash in the Spanish Copa Del Rey.
Ghanaian international midfielder Thomas Parley gave Diego Simeone’s side the lead before Lolo netted a second half penalty to give the home side a creditable result against one of the top teams in Spain ahead of the second leg slated for the Wanda Metropolitano next month. The draw was Atletico’s third in the last four games.
Villareal also have work to do in the second leg after they were humbled 1-0 at lowly Ponferradina with Cidoncha getting the only goal of the game. The Yellow Submarines will host the second leg in November.
Round of 32 1st leg Results:
Eibar 1-2 Celta Vigo
Elche 1-1 Atletico Madrid
ReAl Valladolid 1-2 Leganes
Ponferradina 1-0 Villareal
SD Formentera 1-1 Athletic Bilbao