Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Villarreal

Villarreal look to end Atleti's 2014 streak at home

The Vicente Calderón at night

The Vicente Calderón at night

It’s a big game in the league this evening as Atlético welcome Villarreal to the Vicente Calderón.

The Yellow Submarine are coming off of an impressive win last week against Real Sociedad, and will be looking to end Atleti’s unbeaten streak at home in 2014.

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.

Starting XIs

Atlético: Moya, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira, Koke, Gabi, Tiago, Arda Turan, Raul Garcia, Mandzukic

Villarreal: Asenjo, Mario, Ruiz, Costa, Paulista, Dos Santos, Trigyeros, Cheryshev, Bruno, Vietto, Uche


  • Kris

    Pretty weak so far. This game needs a Griezmann and a Cerci to make Atleti a bigger threat. Juanfran has been pretty weak with his crosses. Godin so far MOTM, and I kind of miss seeing Gimenez by his side already.

  • Brad

    This game needs Cholo to put in some players up front who aren’t exhausted…

  • Brad

    And the invisible foul strikes again…

  • Atletico9

    WTF is the ref doing!?

  • Brad

    Obviously not his job…

  • He got what he wanted.
    Trying a header in the box is foul by default.

    The ref clearly came with a job and is doing it perfecrly

  • Kris

    I am going to sock Jonathan Dos Santos’ little bitchass diving ass Mexican face. Midget ass reject.

  • palestine-atletico

    After this result we can say that atletico are out of la liga title competition and it is more than 90 per cent for real madrid

  • Kris

    I don’t know what it is about Simeone that dislikes Griezmann, Cerci, and Jimenez. Had they started this game would probably have went in favor of us. No chance for us to finish 1st or second anymore. There I said it. We best try to secure third place or else that will also be stripped off us from the likes of Sevilla, Valencia, and Villarreal.

  • Kris

    Yes. I hate to say it. But that is the truth.

  • Kris

    How much money was spent on Griezmann, Cerci, and Jimenez?? Damn, that pisses me off that Raul Garcia, (who really can’t do anything on the field, except be there to score goals at the right time sometimes) starts over Griezmann and Cerci. And Gimenez needs to be the number one second CB from now on. Miranda has made way too many mistakes this season.

  • samer kozaylee

    I don’t know why grizmen is all time on the bench !! Why we brought him?! Why we don’t give time to cerCi to prove himself! The yellow submarine play well all time and each time against ( Rm and barca) their defender score on their own goal . However villareal dislIke us as we have beat them at their last match and thrown them to the second devision 3 4 year ago. To sum up our coach has to bench Raul Garcia and give chance to grizmen /cerCi.

  • Amr Misir Mukadaffi

    Barca and Real where never our rivals.. and the 1st and 2st position was never a goal for Atletico.. It’s about spot nr 3… Our rivals are Valencia and Sevilla.. ( always been )