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Atletico Madrid wins 2-1 at third-tier Reus in Copa del Rey opener


BARCELONA, Spain — Atletico Madrid fought back for a 2-1 win at third-division side Reus in their opening match of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday.

Reus' fans burst into celebration after half an hour when Fran Carbia pressured defender Lucas Fernandez into losing the ball before he put it past goalkeeper Miguel Moya. Both Fernandez and Moya were making their first appearances this season.

The hosts' lead, however, lasted only seven minutes before striker Luciano Vietto headed home Oliver Torres' pass.

Torres then provided a corner kick for Saul Niguez to head over goalkeeper Edgar Badia, who got a hand on the ball but couldn't keep it out of his net in the 63rd.

The return leg of the round-of-32 tie will be in two weeks.

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