Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Almería

Arda returns as red and whites look to close gap at the top of La Liga

The Vicente Calderón in the evening

The Vicente Calderón in the evening

After Barcelona’s defeat to Málaga earlier in the day, Atleti will be aiming to get back to winning ways on home turf against Almería this evening.

The La Liga champions lost ground on the top two last weekend with defeat at Celta, so will know that nothing other than three points will be sufficient against the team from Andalusia.

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, Saúl, Arda; Griezmann, Mandžukić

Almería: Julián; Michel, Mauro, Trujillo, Dubarbier; Vélez, Corona, Verza, Édgar, Thievy, Hemed


  • Kris

    Great partnership and awareness there between Mandzu and Griezmann. Good goal by Griezmann as well.

  • Kris

    I may be exaggerating, but in my opinion, Griezmann has the smartest runs in world football. Damn!!

  • Kris

    Yup. Another red card for Siqueira…. smfh…

  • Brad

    A ref from a call that should have never been made. If la liga has any brains it will be overturned on review.

  • AaX

    A Very Clear incident of the current league institution having ‘something’ against the GOoD Run of Atletico de Madrid which actually will turn out to be to their own disadvantages as the World now is ready in witnessing and pointing those nonsenses out.

  • I have no doubt that the second yellow (and the red) will be removed, the ball clearly hit his stomach not his hand,
    but still, he did what Arda & Raul did vs Madrid and received an unnecessary yellow card (Raul did it too, AGAIN !)