Atletico tops 4th-division club Sant Andreu in Copa del Rey
Atletico also didn't have coach Diego Simeone on the bench as he served the first of a three-game suspension following a rant in a Copa match against Sevilla last season.
Under heavy rain on a challenging field, Atletico controlled the game despite the absences, but its opponent put on a good fight and nearly got the equalizer in the end. The club from Barcelona had three good chances in the final minutes, including a close-range header that hit the crossbar.
"We allowed them to stay in it," Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan said. "The series is still open and we will have to finish it off in the match at home."
Martins scored from inside the area for his first goal since joining Atletico in the summer. He was making his sixth appearance with the club.
Sant Andreu is the only fourth-division club still left in the Copa del Rey. It also faced Atletico in the Copa five years ago, losing 4-0 at home and 2-1 in Madrid.
"We had a couple of chances to equalize," said midfielder Ton Alcover, one of the players who also faced Atletico five years ago. "We played a great match."
MINA SAVES VALENCIA
Ebro played a man down from the 29th after Tiago Portuga was sent off with consecutive yellow cards, but the hosts opened the scoring with Amelibia in the 62nd. Mina helped Valencia rally with goals in the 71st and 80th minutes.
Ebro is last in its 20-team third-division group, with eight points from 10 matches.
It was only the second win for Valencia in 14 matches in all competitions this season. It also has lost only twice, with 10 draws, including five straight entering Tuesday's game.
The round of 32 is the first to include the top two tiers of Spanish clubs.
Barcelona starts its campaign at third-tier club Cultural Leonesa later on Wednesday.