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2017/18 Spanish Copa del Rey, Round of 16
  • Yannick Carrasco (57')
  • Kevin Gameiro (74')
  • Vitolo (81')
2nd Leg - Atletico Madrid advance 7-0 on aggregate
2nd Leg - Atletico Madrid advance 7-0 on aggregate

Vitolo nets first goal for Atletico Madrid in Copa victory

Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid reached the Copa del Rey quarterfinals after dealing to third-division club Lleida 3-0 and advancing 7-0 on aggregate on Tuesday.

Vitolo scored his first goal for Atletico and Yannick Carrasco and Kevin Gameiro also got on the scoresheet for a side without most of its regular starters.

Vitolo was making his second appearance for Atletico since returning from a loan to Las Palmas. He was signed by Atletico last offseason but couldn't play until now because of the club's transfer ban.

Carrasco opened the scoring in the second half after an assist by Diego Costa, and Gameiro and Vitolo added on towards the end. Vitolo's maiden goal came after a perfect long pass by Fernando Torres.

Costa played because he was suspended only in La Liga after being red-carded for celebrating a goal for too long last weekend.

Atletico has conceded only once in their last six matches in all competitions.