Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

Champions take on the league leaders in derby crunch clash

Special atmosphere expected in the Calderón

Special atmosphere expected in the Calderón

It’s derby day once again in Madrid, and one of the most important league meetings in recent memory between Atlético and Real with La Liga potentially on the line.

Diego Simeone’s side have not won a home match in the league against their neighbours since 1999, but if they do today than they can cut the gap at the top of the table to four points.

The Vicente Calderón is expectant!

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, Godín, Miranda, Siqueira; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda; Griezmann, Mandžukić

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Coentrão; Khedira, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.


 



  • Billy

    Nervous!

  • Brad

    Arda was assisted in tripping over the ball…not enough for the ref to ever give a penalty

  • Brad

    Crap…we’re getting beat up already…one from a madridistas head and another from koke’s leg in the cold…

  • Adnan Khan

    Ohhhhh yeaaaah. Tiagoooo!

  • Brad

    TIAGO!!!

  • Mohammed Basith

    Is koke got something serious?
    Someone please give me a reply.
    I’m nervous.

  • Brad

    SAÚL!

  • Adnan Khan

    Saul just can’t stop impressing me

  • Brad

    Mandzukic has been much more creative this match

  • Brad

    And we’re the violent team…

  • Brad

    And a card to Gabi for some marvelous madridista acting…

  • Chewie

    My god, it was the worst refereeing I’ve seen in months. The ref is an absolutely incompetent moron. But the team is brilliant. Vintage Atletico.

  • Kris

    This referee doesn’t deserve to be refereeing an amateur match. This is the fucking DERBI! Smh, RFEF, smh.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    We should change #freekoke to #freesaul

  • Chewie

    BTW Siqueira is getting better and better in attack but he’s still almost useless in defence. Ronaldo and Bale get rid of him with one false movement.

  • Kris

    Well, Koke has definitely been freed by now. And we have his 200 apps. to prove that. #FreeSaul and #FreeOliver.

  • Brad

    What was that? Clean tackles are now fouls…

  • Brad

    How about #freeatleti and #jailtherefs?

  • Brad

    Also #redsforblancos

  • Brad

    Card Bale!

  • Brad

    Close on another bicycle–this tile from Griezmann.

  • Billy

    Absolutely love Saúl, him and Griezmann have been everywhere.

  • Brad

    GRIEZMANN!!!!!

  • Kris

    Griezmann has the most amazing of runs. Goddamn that was some lovely shit. Saul is a true Colchonero. He’s proven it today, literally risking his life to help his team..

  • Brad

    And that makes 3 against los blancos “saint” Iker

  • Brad

    Ugh another possible injury to Saúl…

  • atleti- palestine

    SAUL MAN OF THE MATCH….. UNBELIEVABLE TODAY…..
    ATLEEEEEETTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  • Brad

    El Niño in for Griezmann–the Frenchman looking exhausted after so many great runs

  • Brad

    The wave? At the Calderon? That’s new.

  • Brad

    4-0 and no let up.

  • Kris

    El Nino beautiful cross to Mandzukic and a GOALL!!!!!

  • Brad

    And everybody is trying the bicycle kick!

  • Kris

    What I liked the most about this game was the hunger, the drive, and the passion to score more and more goals. If we were up 2-0 against Real at half-time before, we would be defending for the rest of the second half. This was the complete opposite today. I loved how solid the defense was, and how everybody trusted everybody in their respective positions. This is how the game should be played, not the way we played against Barcelona. We made a HUGE statement today, and after this, I have more reason to believe that we are still very much in the title race, AND the Champions League.

  • Sri lankan fan here

    what a win and what a display!
    where those people called atletico not playing nicely! LOL

  • Chewie

    Domination mode ON.

  • Mohammed Basith

    Guess what guys?
    Tomorrow is my birthday 🙂
    What more I could ask as a bday gift <3

  • Kris

    Awesome gift. Happy birthday, Mohamed.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    FINNISH THEM!

  • My birthday too! And to be at that game was amazing. I’m 25 tomorrow – gutted they moved the match but more than happy with that result!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Happy birthday to you both.. mines is in a couple weeks

  • Kris

    Holy shit! You WERE at the match… This may be one of the best moments in Atleti history, and you were at the Calderon to witness it. You are one lucky guy. Happy birthday to you too, Nick. Keep up the great work.

  • Thanks Kris! Was representin’ 🙂

    Not a bad way to celebrate my 25th!

  • BlasiusMagnus

    happy b-day! must be bad to your friends & relatives knowin that they cant give u a better present than the 4-0 (: