Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

The battle to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey begins tonight

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It’s the fourth derby of the season already as the two Madrid clubs face off in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

It’s the first leg tonight, and it’s a game that will herald the return of Fernando Torres to Atlético – the Spanish striker is set to start for Atlético after returning from his seven-year holiday abroad.

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 can prepare for the match by reading our Match Preview.

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak, Gámez, Godín, Giménez, Lucas, Mario, Gabi, Saúl, Raúl García, Griezmann, F. Torres

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Khedira, Bale, Isco, James, Benzema


  • Parsa

    Our line up is quite interesting, And it’s first time to see cholo making huge changes in an important game. But I’m completely with him in this rotation, the game against barca is very very important for us and we can secure second place for a while. So I think nobody mind If we lose copa del rey but remain in the laliga race.

    But that that doesn’t mean that we’re outmatched either, It’s still a strong team with very interesting possibilities, Griezmann and torres are both hungry for runs, And they can make madridistas suffer, Hope we get a positive result tonight …

  • Outrageous tackle from Varane there on Griezmann

  • what a strong personality Lucas has .. makes you fell that he is playing his 10th derby !

    before the game I read on twitter that his father, Jean François Hernández played with Torres in Segunda 14 years ago, and now he is .. how cool is that !


  • Chewie

    RG8 is a penalty god. Steel nerves!

  • Fantastic header from Giménez. What a jump!

  • Chewie

    What a terrific young defenders we have – both Lucas and Gimenez play way above their age. Griezmann, RG8, Oblak were fantastic. Gabi and Godin soild as ever, good display from Saul and Gamez. Mario was okay, and Torres was unimpressive – neither good nor bad, I’d say he was rather useful than not. Extraordianary team effort – and some of this guys are sitting on the bench, which means that we have a team packed with talent. At last.

  • Mohammed Basith

    Is Lucas got a serious injury?

  • atleti10

    Griezmann is the future, the kid is awesome. Skillfull, quick and ran his socks off. I was really impressed with Gamez, I almost thought it was Juanfran at times. Pity he’s not a left back.

    The performance of the night though had to be the fans, never have I heard chanting that loud through the tv.

    Aupa Atleti.

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  • it looked just a simple cramp for me

  • tohaju thomas

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  • tohaju thomas

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