Matchday LIVE: Celta vs. Atlético

Rojiblancos face tough away to mid-table opposition on Sunday evening

Griezmann signed one year contract renewal on Tuesday

Atlético Madrid will be looking to continue their outstanding run of form on Sunday evening, as they travel to Vigo to take on Celta.

In the first game since last weekend’s 4-0 battering of Real Madrid, and Atleti will be on a high. The players will know it’s important they don’t lose focus.

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

Celta: Sergio, S.Gómez, Cabral, Fontàs, Jonny, Radoja, Augusto, Krohn-Dehli, Orellana, Nolito, Larrivey

Atlético: Moyá; Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, Siqueira; Gabi, Tiago, Saúl; Griezmann, Torres, Mandzukic


  • Max Huber

    It´s a really dissapointing performance so far!! There is no connection between midfield and strikers. Torres and Mandzukic are running their ass off but are completely ineffective! Many awful passes without an idea! Obviously Turan and Koke are lacking!! They are the engine of the team!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Let me be the first to say FUCK YOU MARIO SUAREZ

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I’m sick of Simione’s damn blatant favouritism towards certain players

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    See and because of favouritism we’re two goals down… I’m tired of this nonsense

  • palestine-atletico

    So it seems Ronaldo was right!!!!
    Bye bye la liga hope we can hold the third place…..

  • We don’t even look like getting back into this

  • Adnan Khan

    Celta knew exactly how to beat us. Atleti are known for their high energy and hard work. Celta had exactly that more than us. I knew right away that we were going to concede when the ref chose to look away when it clearly was a handball. Atleti always concede after a bad decision from the ref.
    One thing funny is that every time my national team lose a cricket match, atleti does the same. This day turned out to be a very bad day.

  • Chewie

    There’s only one way to take this defeat – which is to calm down and accept that playing like this you don’t win championships. Tonight it was like Atletico was in blue and Celta in red and white. Our own medicine tastes bitter. Celta, who has nothing to gain in terms of league position, wanted this victory – which for us was as important is it gets – more, and they got it.

    Where the fuck is partido a partido? 6 points against Real, 1 point against Celta. Crazy arithmetics.

  • Αθανάσιος Νικηταράς

    Inform us when your national team lose… We can win money on that way 😛

  • Adnan Khan

    Hahaha, let’s hope i never have to do that 😉

  • I’m sorry, I don’t want to be impolite, but it’s ridiculous to be surprised of this defeat
    After the derby, It seemed that I’m the only one who is angry and disappointed at Arda & Raul (and Simeone, their coach) for getting themselves suspended for ” protesting ” after they saw Koke getting injured, hell, some people even tried to defend them

    Jeronamo : by “favouritism”, if you mean Mario, I think Simeone was forced to play him after Tiago’s injury, although it doesn’t change the fact that Mario is bad
    But I wish you also mean that Simeone favourited Miranda over Gimenez, because it also seems that I’m the only one who doesn’t like Miranda any more, and every time I talk about that I get angry replies

    I wish now Simoene has realized that he can (in fact, he must) keep this squad and add Oliver & Correa to them and have a decent 23 or 24-player squad and learn how to rotate them perfectly .. because he will need them in nights like this one

    Did you notice that we didn’t win any of the 4 games after wining the derby this season, a draw vs Rayo, a draw vs Celta, a defeat vs Barca & a defeat vs Celta
    A curse, a hangover, or a fatigue after very demanding and exhausting derbies ?!
    I don’t know .. but I do know that it could have been better

    No La Liga title this season, I could understand that, but there is no excuse to not secure the 3rd place very soon, and with a comfortable gap

    Simeone is the best coach in Atleti history and one of the best in the world, but there is still a big room for improvement for him

  • AaX

    I don’t know….I think if we are a league championship winning team we should have won this game or at very least force a 1 pt draw tonight. Don’t really care whether we defend the league or not, but only care that we get the results against the teams that we should and accumulating 5 losses this season may as well mean that winning La Liga again is a far fetched imaginable reality. It made that winning against Real previously to somehow seemed to be meaningless. Still I am hoping in the end it wouldn’t. Unexpectedly v poor performance. Next week would be the perfect chance to bounce back and hope that this would be the last because it is really not about winning the titles, it’s really more about keeping the team and the form on a high quality level consistently, I would think. P E A C E

  • I wouldn’t say that beating Madrid now looks meaningless, at least it’s still 7 pts gap like before the derby and not 10 which would be the case if we lost the derby
    But more importantly, we made it 1 point between Madrid and Barca, and helping them or any team to snatch the title from Madrid is something, some would even consider it like wining the league ourselves

    And there is still the historic humiliation
    But don’t get me wrong, I am angry, I was angry and worried about tonight’s game since min 52 of the derby when Arda & Raul were suspended

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Yup I do mean players like miranda… but you say he didn’t have a choice but to bring on Mario and I disagree, he could have brought on Cani and just move Saul to his rightful position. Also I dislike Moya’s keeping as well but I seem to be the only one who sees his continuous mistakes even when he gets clean sheets. this game gave me a headache

  • Well, since you are with me about Miranda I will return the favor and be with you about Moya 😉

    But for me, it’s not about his mistakes, I really don’t think he makes a lot of them, it’s about that he can’t make impossible saves, the ones we see from Courtois & de Gea, and that doesn’t make him qualified to be the 1st choice GK in a club like Atleti
    The problem is that Oblak didn’t impress in the most of the games he played, but 7 games are too little, he needs to play more

    I’ve said before that he won’t play in the CL, while he could play in La Liga in two conditions :
    1- if we lost the hope of wining the title
    2- if we had a big cushion from 4th place
    Now -sadly- the first condition is done, I wish we can achieve the second very soon

  • Mohammed Basith

    Brother,you from Pakistan?

  • Adnan Khan

    Yes basith. Norwegian-pakistani. And where are you from?

  • Mohammed Basith

    From India 🙂
    Nice to meet you here.
    Give me fb id or whatever if you don’t mind

  • Adnan Khan

    Nice! Just look me up in facebook. I will be the one sitting on a stone on the river with a mountain in the background. The one with black and white striped t-shirt.