Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Rayo Vallecano

Atleti chasing three points to keep the pace with rivals

Griezmann celebrating his goal

Griezmann celebrating his goal

Another weekend, and another round of league action. Atleti welcome visitors from the east in today’s all-Madrid clash, as Rayo Vallecano make the short trip to the Vicente Calderón.

Struggling for home form, it is Rayo’s away performances that have been drawing plaudits from both of tonight’s managers.

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: Moyá; Juanfran, Giménez, Miranda, Siqueira; Tiago, Mario, Gabi, Arda; Griezmann, Mandzukic

Rayo: Toño; Ze Castro, Abdoulaye Ba, Morcillo; Fatau, Baena, Trashorras, Aquino, Kakuta, Jozabed; Manucho.


 



  • Brad

    GRIEZMANN!

  • Brad

    GRIEZMANN AGAIN!

  • Chewie

    What the fuck is wrong with Juanfran? Damn it, so many stupid mistakes in the last 20 minutes.

  • Brad

    So when you trip over the ball, it’s now a free kick?

  • Yeah.. weird. But the team as whole was awful after our 2nd goal.

  • Brad

    They all look really tired and lost

  • Chewie

    It would be a good idea to let Jimenez, Gamez and Torres/RG8 play. But, as we know, only 1-2 subs will take place before minute 85.

  • DSG6

    Fernando!

  • Kris

    Our game’s been bad because of how horribly the three center mids are playing. I was hoping one of the centre mids would have come off for Torres.. But.

  • Kris

    And Juanfran man,,, What the fuck are you doing?

  • Kris

    Damnit. I wanted Torres to score there. Late thinking from him. Griezmann though, what a FANTASTIC, ENGERGETIC, ECCENTRIC, UNSELFISH player. The guy is destined for greatness. I’m definitely expecting some great individual awards for the French.

  • Max Huber

    I was very disappointed in that last chance! Griezmann is really a great player and they could make a strong partnership together, but Fernando still needs more confidence in front of goal! Missing such chances will bench him again and so he will never come back!

  • Chewie

    Another bleak economy-mode game, save for Griezmann’s brilliance. Though he wasted two chances too, and Torres wasted his one. Slow thinking by the tired Arda and Torres, weak effort by Juanfran, almost useless Mandzukic, Moya who had no work except the goal where he’s the last to blame, forgettable Mario and Tiago, poor touch by RG8 and a solid performance by Miranda and Gimenez. Yes, and terribly taken set pieces by Gabi.

  • Kris

    Absolutely sums it up. It looked like Griezmann was the only one playing today.

  • atleti10

    I think hes allowed one poor game, he’s been immaculate for over a season now. Some of the others however deserve a slating.