Atletico Madrid lost ground to La Liga rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona after suffering a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Eibar on Saturday at Eibar Stadium.
Atleti had lost the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid six days ago after knocking out Barcelona in the semi-final.
But Diego Simeone’s side were very dull as they played an uninspiring match against the hosts in the rain.
Esteban Burgos scored the leading goal for Eibar just 10 minutes into the game.
Atleti who dominated most of the game couldn’t penetrate through Eibar’s defense with an equaliser as Angel Correa missed two clear chances to equalise.
Edu Exposito scored an injury time goal from a corner kick which he arrowed beyond Jan Oblak to seal victory for Eibar.
The result means Eibar are now seven points clear of relegation zone while Atleti’s defeat reduce further hope of competing with top rivals, Real Madrid and Barcelona for the La Liga title.
Next, Atleti head to Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Thursday before hosting Leganes in La Liga on Sunday. Eibar face Badajoz in the cup, then travel to Celta Vigo.