• This will be the first top-flight meeting between Atletico Madrid and Eibar.
  • The Red-and-Whites beat Eibar 1-0 on the last competitive meeting, back in the Segunda Division in 2002.
  • Atleti have lost three of their previous five La Liga debut matches against Basque sides, winning the other two.
  • Eibar remained unbeaten in four meetings with Madrid-based sides last season, winning two, drawing two and keeping four clean sheets.
  • Atletico are without a win in four league games (D3 L1); they are just one short of their longest winless run under Diego Simeone (five).
  • Eibar became the first La Liga side to win their first game since Almeria in 2007.
  • Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw last weekend saw them become the first reigning champion to start the campaign with a stalemate since Barcelona in 2005 (0-0 v Alaves).
  • Mario Mandzukic scored his first Atleti goal in his first competitive home game against Real Madrid in the Supercopa.
  • Javi Lara became the first player to score a free kick on his La Liga debut since Betis’s Fabian Monzon against Barcelona in 2008.