Fernando Torres's double on his final Atletico Madrid appearance was not enough to secure victory for Diego Simeone's 10-man side as Ruben Pena's stunner earned Eibar a 2-2 draw.
Captaining a second-string Atleti side – playing four days on from their Europa League triumph against Marseille in Lyon – at a celebratory Wanda Metropolitano, Torres netted either side of the interval in Sunday's clash.
Having cancelled out Kike Garcia's opener just before the break, Torres edged Atleti ahead on the hour, rolling back the years with a fantastic run and delicate finish.
Any hopes Torres had of making way to a standing ovation were ended shortly after he netted his second, though, as Jose Gimenez entered the fray for Atleti's third change after Lucas Hernandez had seen red.
And Eibar were quick to make their numerical advantage count, Pena hammering in a thunderous long-range strike to haul the visitors level with 20 minutes remaining.
Antoine Griezmann could well be leaving Atleti during the off-season, and he looked set to mark his would-be final appearance with an assist late on when he teed up Torres, but his hat-trick goal was denied by the offside flag as Simeone's men settled for a share of the spoils in their final LaLiga game of the campaign.
Torres should have got his farewell game off to a great start inside 10 minutes, but the veteran dragged his effort wide after getting in behind Eibar's line in trademark fashion.
Saul Niguez was the next to go close as Atleti upped the pressure - the Spain midfielder curling wide from the edge of the area.
Desperate to set Torres up, Filipe Luis did brilliantly to get down the left and pick out the striker, who was unable to turn home at the near post, and Atleti would soon be made to pay for that miss.
Jan Oblak's hesitation allowed Kike to latch onto Joan Jordan's throughball, the former Middlesbrough forward making no mistake with a cute first-time finish into the bottom-right corner.
Eibar's lead would be short-lived, though, as Atleti's man of the moment stepped up.
Angel Correa beat Eibar's offside trap and, having drawn Marko Dmitrovic off his line, squared coolly to Torres, who duly slotted into an unguarded goal.
Simeone responded to a sluggish start to the second half in aggressive style, introducing Griezmann and Diego Costa from the bench as Atleti hunted a second.
Those changes swiftly paid dividends, Costa threading a pass into Torres, who burst clear of his marker before lifting a neat effort over the onrushing Dmitrovic.
Hernandez could have conceded a penalty for handball early in the second half, but his luck ran out when Atleti were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute - the France youngster receiving his second booking for a clumsy tackle on Ivan Alejo.
Eibar wasted little time in restoring parity, Pena lashing a venomous half-volley into the top-right corner.
Griezmann proved his quality with a sublime touch and pass into Torres in the closing stages, but the linesman's flag dashed the former Liverpool forward's hopes of bringing the curtain down on his Atleti career with a hat-trick.
That did not detract from Torres' farewell celebrations, though, as he received a guard of honour from his team-mates and the Atleti coaching staff after the final whistle.
Key Opta stats:
- With his first goal, Fernando Torres scored his 128th goal for Atletico in all competitions, 6195 days after his first one against Albacete in June 2001 in the Segunda Division.
- Torres has finished his Atletico career as the club's fifth all-time top-scorer with 129 goals, five fewer than the fourth (Jose Eulogio Garate, 134).
- Against Eibar, Fernando Torres has scored his 100th for Atletico in all competitions (6th February 2016) and his last one (a brace today).
- Torres is the only Atletico player to have scored two braces at Wanda Metropolitano this season in all competitions.
- Atletico have conceded four goals in their last two La Liga games at Wanda Metropolitano, as many as they had in their previous 17 (four).
- Lucas Hernandez has been sent off for the first time in his Atletico career (88 games in all competitions).
|Donald Trump congratulates Brady and Super Bowl-bound Patriots|
|Rose helps Timberwolves down Suns|
|Brady leads Patriots into third straight Super Bowl|
|Osaka overcomes Sevastova to reach quarters|
|Chelsea remain behind Sarri – David Luiz|
|McVay explains Gurley´s limited role in Rams´ win over Saints|
|Southgate hails ´tremendous talent´ Rashford|
|Long earns maiden PGA Tour win at Desert Classic|
|Flanagan resigns as Sharks head coach|
|Rams´ Robey-Coleman admits he committed penalty on controversial no-call|
|NFL admits they blew the call – Saints coach Payton|
|Terrible no-call, Goff shines – three takeaways from Rams´ win over Saints|
|Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain|
|Patterson added to Australia Test squad|
|Zuerlein´s overtime kick sinks Saints and sends Rams to Super Bowl|
|It was a clear goal – Valverde dismisses Barca VAR controversy|
|Rashford can emulate Man United greats Ronaldo and Rooney – Solskjaer|
|Karmichael Hunt swaps Reds for Waratahs|
|Barcelona forward Dembele set for tests on sprained ankle|
|Neymar insists Barcelona and Real Madrid links not ´concrete´|
|England trio Nowell, Slade and Cowan-Dickie sign fresh Exeter deals|
|Windies coach Pybus not distracted by detractors|
|Barcelona 3 Leganes 1: Messi and Suarez combine to spare Barca´s blushes|
|I´m sure Michael would be extremely proud - Vettel hails Mick Schumacher|
|Young plays down injury fears for England trio Launchbury, Shields and Hughes|
|Pochettino: Lucas Moura fit for Chelsea clash|
|Ranieri positive on Fulham survival chances despite ´unbelievable´ Spurs loss|
|United Arab Emirates v Kyrgyzstan: Zaccheroni confident in attack|
|South Korea lose Ki to hamstring injury|
|It doesn´t look great - Pochettino to wait on Alli assessment|
|Messi benched as Barcelona face Leganes|
|Dalglish texts me before matches - Van Dijk|
|Patrick Mahomes could sign NFL´s first $200m contract - reports|
|Iran 2 Oman 0: Jahanbakhsh and Dejagah secure last-eight spot|
|Helloooo u remember me? Nkoudou reminds Spurs fans he exists|
|Japan v Saudi Arabia: Pizzi believes Saudis can upset the odds|
|Repsol Honda´s Lorenzo to have surgery on fractured wrist|
|Fulham 1 Tottenham 2: Winks heads late winner after Alli injury|
|Leinster seal home quarter-final with win over Wasps|
|Vince, Curran star as Sixers trounce Heat to move second|
|Sharapova stunned by Barty as Kvitova takes Anisimova to school|
|Guardiola demands improvement after Man City win|
|Sexton has bat phone to referees - Jones|
|Alonso accepts Chelsea guilty of ´silly mistakes´ in Arsenal defeat|
|Guardiola woke us up - Sane reveals half-time rocket for Man City|
|A first step to something bigger - Tsitsipas eyeing glory after shocking Federer|
|Thailand 1 China 2: Gao Lin keeps dream alive for Lippi|
|Tsitsipas in dreamland after ousting Federer, birthday boy Tiafoe breaks new ground|
|Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 3: Danilo, Sterling and Sane on target for ton-up City|
|Allegri: Khedira will be like a new signing for Juventus|
|Manchester City reach 100 goals in 2018-19|
|Australia v Uzbekistan: Leckie´s return is ´like a new signing´, says Arnold|
|Jordan 1 Vietnam 1 (aet, 2-4 on penalties): Keeper Van Lam the shoot-out hero|
|Federer confirms French Open return after Melbourne exit|
|I accept his decision - Gattuso axes Chelsea-bound Higuain|
|The rapid rise of Federer-conqueror Tsitsipas|
|Gracious Federer hails ´better player´ Tsitsipas after Australian Open exit|
|Tsitsipas ´happiest man on earth´ after stunning Federer|
|Harden focused on wins, not personal feats after scoring 48 points|
|PSG midfielder Verratti suffers sprained ankle|
|Inspired Tsitsipas dethrones Federer|
|PSG´s Cavani considering career finale in Uruguay|
|Feisty Collins ready to make more noise after thrashing Kerber|
|I´ve got to work on my soccer skills! - Mavs´ Doncic didn´t know ejection rule|
|Lakers won´t rush LeBron & Rondo back despite Ball injury|
|A-League Review: Victory fightback in thriller with Wellington|
|Henry explains foul-mouthed confrontation with Strasbourg´s Lala|
|Nadal wary of ´dangerous´ Tiafoe|
|Emery ´not positive´ over Bellerin injury|
|Harden scores 48 points as Rockets rally past Lakers in OT|