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90' + 2'
A. Griezmann
Goal
0 - 4
90' + 1'
Marc Trilles
Yellow 2nd/RC
69'
Diego Costa
Juanfran
0 - 3
37'
Fernando Torres
K. Gameiro
0 - 2
33'
D. Godín
Y. Carrasco
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
44% 55%
8
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 357 446
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Commentary

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Simeone will be delighted to finally have Vitolo and Costa in his squad but the latter may need a rest after tacking a whack to his right leg. He looked good in front of goal and will be a big threat for the rest of the campaign.
The La Liga giants will take a commanding lead into the second leg next week but they did not have it all their own way tonight. Lleida worked hard, looked good on the ball but they failed to take any of the chances. At the other end, Atletico were in top form and they punished their opponents with relative ease.
FULL-TIME - Lleida 0-4 Atletico Madrid.
A. Griezmann
Goal
90' + 2' GOAAALLLL Atletico and they now lead 4-0 after Griezmann's free-kick hits the head of Radulovic and the deflection gives Oliveras no chance as he collapses into his goal.
Marc Trilles
Yellow 2nd/RC
90' + 1' Trilles is sent off after picking up a second yellow card after he brought down Griezmann on the edge of the area.
90' + 1' Three minutes added on...
90' Lleida are doing all they can to get the ball back and try and score but it looks like passing them by. They have given a great account of themselves though!
86' Lleida are appealing for a penalty after Javi Lopez goes down but the referee gives the free-kick to Atletico and his decision it met by boos.
84' Costa's shin already looks bruised after that earlier challenge so he will be sore in the morning. As expected he is throwing himself about and Lleida are doing their best to wind him up...it has worked so far!
Diego Rivas
Yellow Card
80' Yellow card for Diego Rivas after a poor tackle near the touchline.
78' One man that does not deserve to be on the losing side is Bandeh. The Lleida left-back has been brilliant tonight in both attack and defence but he has still got a job to do to keep it at 0-3.
75' Costa is limping around but he may just carry on as he looks to play as many minutes as possible in his second debut for the club.
72' Costa is struggling here with an injury after replays showed he was stood on as he attempted to score. The former Chelsea man has hurt his knee but he is doing all he can to come back on.
Jordi Martínez
Iván Agudo
71' Agudo makes way after a solid display and on comes Jordi Martínez.
Juanfran
Assist
69' Juanfran secures the assist thanks to his low cross.
Diego Costa
Goal
69' GOAAAALLLL COSSTAAAAA - Lleida 0-3 Atletico. The fan favourite scores with one of his first touches and he makes a big statement with a sliding effort that flies past Oliveros.
Marc Trilles
Yellow Card
68' Yellow card for Trilles after a poor challenge.
66' Simeone's attacking changes could now produce more goals and with Costa on anything is possible. The Spain international proved how dangerous he was during his first spell and he has a point to prove this season after his fall-out with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte.
A. Griezmann
Fernando Torres
65' Griezmann is now out on the field and the Frenchman replaces Torres.
Diego Costa
Á. Correa
64' Diego Costa makes his first appearance for Atletico since 2014 as he replaces Correa.
Jorge Félix
Manu Molina
64' After a good performance Molina is now brought off and on comes Jorge Félix.
Javi López
Fernando Pumar
63' Fernando Pumar makes way for Javier López as he becomes Lleida's first substitute of the night.
63' Atletico midfielder Augusto Fernandez gets forward and he has his first shot of the night, but the less said about that the better as he blazes over.
62' Now Antoine Griezmann is stripped off and ready to come on.
61' Molina nearly punishes Atletico for a mistake from Saul Niguez but he shoots from 25 yards out and his looping half-volley does not drop under the crossbar.
60' Lleida win a corner after a big deflection but Trilles is left red-faced as he gets on the end of a cross and blocks off a team-mate who was in a better position.
Vitolo
Y. Carrasco
59' First change of the game as Vitolo comes on for Carrasco.
59' Slight commentator's curse as Molina's cross does not even beat the first man.
58' Lleida win a free-kick after Moussa Bandeh is brought down by Juanfran and this is a good chance for the home side.
55' Vitolo now looks like he is getting ready to make his Atletico debut.
54' Carrasco and Torres both see their shots blocked but boos ring around the Camp d'Esports as Lleida striker Bojan Radulovic had gone down with a head injury in back play.
51' Simeone's troops are being forced back into their own half but Lleida seem to lack an extra forward to join the attack. Most moves look promising but Atletico are able to clear at the last attempt so far.
48' Lleida have started the second half like they started the first and they are pushing bodies forward.
46' The match is back underway.
In front of their own fans, Lleida will want to attack and grab a goal but they could be punished on the counter by their La Liga opponents. Both Costa and Vitolo could also get a run out as they look to improve their fitness levels.
Simeone's side lead after two quick goals at the Camp d'Esports but the home side made such a good start to say there is a gulf in class. They wasted a couple of chances and Godin and Torres have now given Atletico total command of this tie.
Lleida 0-2 Atletico Madrid.
45' Carrasco goes on a powerful run along the touchline before going for goal but he can only hit the side netting.
42' Lleida are now looking slightly nervous and they have dropped a little deeper into their own half. 
39' Lleida have produced a spirited display so far and they do not deserve to be two-nil down but the class has told. Atletico have had two or three good opportunities and they have shown that killer instinct that you need in the top flight.
K. Gameiro
Assist
37' Gameiro grabs an assist, although Torres looked offside. Either way it was a lovely cross from the forward!
Fernando Torres
Goal
37' GOAALLLLL Lleida 0-2 Atletico. What a superb team move from Simeone's men!!! Carrasco spins away from his marker and plays a delightful pass to Gameiro and he lays the ball on a plate for Torres who slides in to score.
Y. Carrasco
Assist
33' Carrasco grabs the assist and it is deserved after a fine floating cross which caused Lleida problems.
D. Godín
Goal
33' GOAAALLLLL Lleida 0-1 Atletico - Godin wheels away with a huge smile on his face as he heads into the back of the net. The centre-back stays onside from the free-kick and just glides the ball into the bottom corner.
32' Atletico win a set-piece after Torres is brought down.
31' Albadelejo is seen clapping on the touchline despite a poor cross from Aitor Nunez. The Lleida manager then watches on as Agudo tries another shot from the edge of the box but his effort is always rising and Atletico have a goal kick. 
29' Carrasco bursts forward and looks to the left to see Torres unmarked but the former Liverpool frontman scuffs his shot and David Oliveros is able to make a comfortable save.
27' Atletico forward Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres have barely had a kick tonight so far and that is down to the relentless pressure from Lleida's defence and midfield. With Atletico in town, they're bound to be full of energy but fitness could be an issue in the closing stages.
26' Moya comes to the rescue for the second time in a minute as he shows fine reflexes to deny Agudo once again. Molina delayed his through ball and his team-mate stayed onside but Moya rushed out to deny the home side.
25' Agudo receives the ball in the middle of the park and he is given time to drive towards goal but he can only shoot straight at Miguel Moya.
23' Lleida midfielder Manuel Molina shows some quick feet to escape two Atletico markers and the home team really have tried to get their own passing game going so far.
20' Atletico win a free kick and Yannick Carrasco curls a ball in for Diego Godin but the Uruguayan pokes the ball wide from a volley.
17' Lleida Esportiu's bright start is now slowly fading. They're still putting in some great tackles but Atletico are just finding a little more space than they were in the first 10 minutes.
15' Atletico's Angel Correa cuts in from the right wing and is immediately caught in possession, he will need to sharpen up otherwise Simeone will be on his case.
11' Marc Trilles gets the home fans on their feet after a crunching challenge on the touchline as he concedes a throw-in.
8' Atletico's midfield are now starting to get a grip in this game and that could mean trouble for the home side.
6' The home side continue to show no signs of nerves and Ivan Agudo has the first shot of the match but he can only fire wide. The striker picked the ball up on the edge of the box, jinxed his way inside but could not find the target.
4' The one-touch passing continues from the home side and they nearly start an attack from deep but the final ball is wayward and out for a throw-in on the halfway line.
2' Lleida Esportiu have enjoyed a steady start here and are enjoying some possession in their own half, but Atletico have yet to really put the pressure on.
1' The match is underway as Lleida Esportiu kick the game off in their blue kit with white shorts, while Atletico wear their traditional red and white home kit.
Striker Diego Costa is on the bench for Atletico this evening and he could make his long-awaited return after being forced to sit on the sidelines for the last month. The club's transfer ban meant both he and Vitolo were unable to play but Simeone names the duo in his squad.
Simeone decides to rest eight players from the defeat to Espanyol as Oblak, Brsajlko, Savic, Filipe Luis, Partey, Gabi, Koke and Griezmann drop out for Moya, Juanfran, Gimenez, Hernandez, Correa, Fernandez, Carrasco and Gameiro. 
Lleida Esportiu coach Albadalejo makes six changes to his starting XI tonight. In come Oliveros, Trilles, Bandeh, Gning, Agudo and Radulovic for Rivas, Andriu, Lopez, Hurtas, Niergar and Felix.
Atletico SUBS: Griezmann, Vitolo, Werner, Partey, Costa.
Atletico Starting XI: Moya, Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, L Hernandez, Correa, A Fernandez, Niguez, Carrasco, Gameiro, Torres.
Lleida Esportiu SUBS: Martinez, Lopez, Andriu, Rivas, Felix.
Lleida Esportiu Starting XI (4-4-2): Oliveros, Nunez, Trilles, Satrustegui, Bandeh, Molina, Valiente, Gning, Pumar, Agudo, Radulovic.
Tonight's TEAM NEWS coming up...
The home side come into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw with Sabadell, while Atletico were left frustrated following a 1-0 defeat to Espanyol on December 22. Simeone's men have since played a friendly and they should be refreshed and ready to go!
With Lleida Esportiu in Segunda B, they're expected to struggle against Diego Simeone's men but they will have home advantage at the Camp d'Esports de Lleida this evening. Gerard Albadalejo's troops have won just once in their last five games, while Atletico have won three from five. 
Tonight's clash is the first of two between these two sides as the Spanish season gets back underway after the Christmas break. Atletico beat Elche over two legs to advance, while Lleida Esportiu were too much for Real Sociedad in the previous round.
Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage of Lleida Esportiu vs Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey.