Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Malaga

Atleti return to league action against Malaga this afternoon

Vicente Calderón in the afternoon

Vicente Calderón in the afternoon

It was a long international break – but we’re back! Join us as Atlético welcome Malaga to the Vicente Calderón. As always, you can follow the game LIVE here at AtléticoFans.

Use the comments to post your thoughts, reactions and (hopefully) celebrations. We’ll be posting updates via Twitter, and you can follow the action right here.

You might want to prepare for the match by reading the AtleticoFans Match Preview.


Starting XIs

Atlético: Moya, Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Ansaldi, Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Arda, Griezmann, Mandzukic

Malaga: Kameni, Torres, Sanchez, Weligton, Antunes, Samuel, Camacho, Darder, Castillejo, Juanmi, Santa Cruz


  • More dangerous from the corner than we would have been from the penalty spot!

  • Kris

    Beautiful play between Arda and Mandzukic, leading to a beautiful goal. Arda really is the most creative player in our team. Beautiful goal!

  • Chewie

    A pleasure to see in-form, cool and relaxed Atletico, playing solid, pragmatic football. Gimenez looks confident, acting with a resolution of a far older player. Tiago, we missed you. Arda, Koke and Griezmann are deadly. Ahmad keeps saying about Chelsea having the best attacking mids in the world. I’m starting to doubt that. Moya could read a book with one hand and fend off Malaga’s pathetic attempts with another.

    An easy game so far. Hope to see some subs. After we score the third goal.

  • Chewie

    Damn, just when Jimenez could’ve scored, they strike back. Bastards. Two great chances for the Mexican.

  • atletico-palestine

    I dont know why simeone bought cerci for 16 millions and he doesnt use him even as a sub!?
    I think he will leave in January

  • Kris

    I hope he leaves if things don’t start working out. His talent is being wasted at Atletico. He’s a wonderful player.

  • Chewie

    Maybe to make money? If he leaves for more than 16 million it’ll be okay with me since even without him we’ll have the quality bench. Especially if someone will be bought in winter.

  • Kris

    Well, um, Gabi is obviously out of form, Griezmann-Jimenez-Arda better than any other attack that we have seen so far this season. Jimenez was impressive today except for that selfish play when he could have passed to Arda, but he is a striker who desperately needs a goal. Gimenez is a good back, but has much to learn from Godin. I saw a quite of few errors from him today that we are taught not to make while playing as a CB. Tiago is wonderful. I want to see Taigo+Saul next game since Gabi is out, that’s a lot of technique and hard work in the double pivot. Good game, but we are quite not there yet. And that celebration of Simeone after Godin goal!! Aupa Atleti!

  • if that happened he will be another Demichelis
    in fact, El Cholo did compare Cerci to him in the pre-game press conference

    it will be OK with me too, although I would love him to stay and fight for a spot .. few days ago I read that he is 4 kilos over his ideal weight, so he should not complain