Atletico beats Earthquakes in Candlestick finale

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Updated: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:16:13 EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

Atletico captain Raul Garcia blasted a penalty kick off the post in the 39th minute. The Spanish club was given the kick after Brandon Barklage was whistled for his challenge on Mario Suarez.

Atletico won the shootout 4-3. The Madrid team won its first Spanish league title in 18 seasons this year and lost to rival Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

A crowd of 15,558 attended the Copa Euroamericana game.

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