Atletico Madrid secured their ticket into the next stage of Copa Del Rey as they defeated Athletic Bilbao in the second leg battle of that competition this midweek. Leading just by a goal in the first meeting, Atletico found themselves under a lot of pressure in that match as Bilbao were pushing really hard to get that tie back on level terms. The home team's relentless pressure finally paid off four minutes before half time as Aritz Aduriz's opened the scoring for them.
The home side kept on pouring forward in search for that winning goal, but it was Atletico that managed to snatch an equalizing goal through Raul Garcia's effort on 55 minutes. That goal triggered a much intense fixture with Bilbao venturing forward even more, but the home team's failure in finishing tons of their chances were punished as their opponent turned things around with an effort from Diego Costa four minutes before time.