Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Real Sociedad

Midweek league fixture as Atleti welcome Sociedad to the Calderón

Club Atletico de Madrid

We’re in the final stretch the of 2014/15 season, and with just nine games to go in the league, Diego Simeone and his men welcome Real Sociedad to the Vicente Calderón.

After Valencia’s 0-0 draw with Villarreal on Sunday, Atleti find themselves alone again in third place. A win tonight will go a long way to keeping them there.

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, Giménez, Miranda, Siqueira, Mario Suarez, Tiago, Koke, Arda, Griezmann and Torres

Real Sociedad: Rulli, Mikel, Elustondo, M.Bergara, X.Prieto, Pardo, Canales, Zurutuza, C.Castro, Yuri and Zaldua


 



  • It’s Miranda instead of Godin

    Gamez-Miranda-Gimenez-Siqueira, if I’m not mistaken, this is the first time those 4 play together, while Oblak didn’t play more than 7 games with any of them, I wish nothing goes wrong, especially that Miranda should be the leader of this defense, and that scares me a lot !!

  • I wonder who will be (and who should be) the captain tonight with Gabi on the bench and Godin & Raul out of the list ?!
    Tiago was vice captain last season
    Koke was captain vs Bayer and he is the only one in the line-up who played only for Atleti
    And Torres is … Torres !

    I would definitely give it to Fernando .. that would be amazing

  • Chewie

    Terrific form. Brilliant save by Oblak. Clever from Jimenez to win two free kicks in a row. The strategy is working: score 2 quick goals and then control the game. However, to get pleasure from such matches you have to set right expectations. The beauty of this Atletico is not even in the defending but in the confidence with which they play and in the disciplined thinking and acting. A classy win.