Matchday LIVE: Málaga vs. Atlético

Atleti take a trip to La Rosaleda in search of a precious three points

La Rosaleda is the venue for this afternoon's match

La Rosaleda is the venue for this afternoon's match

Atlético Madrid look to tighten their grip on third place as they travel to southern Spain to take on Málaga on Saturday evening.

Javi Gracia’s men sit in seventh place and have real European ambition, but Atleti know the task they are up against.

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Starting XIs

Málaga: Kameni, Amrabat, Weligton, Samuel, Juanmi, Recio, Rosales, Boka, S.Sánchez, Castillejo and Darder

Atlético: Oblak, Juanfran, Giménez, Miranda, Gámez, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda, Griezmann and Torres


  • Griezmann and Torres up top again, but more importantly, Oblak keeps his place!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Before Torres scored thd own goal I was saying I don’t really like how he’s been looking so far in this game

  • Kris

    Yeah, but very unfortunate that he got the own goal. If he stays for 2nd half, let’s hope he can do something good to make up for that own goal(for his own self-confidence).

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Are you kidding me? Why was arda in the penalty box to begin with? And why did no one try to head the ball away? That must never happen again, such disorganisation during a set piece against us. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, we need a better striker than Torres and Mandzukic. You can just see the look of dissapointment in Griezmann’s face every time he pass to Torres. We need to make something out of the situations in the final third but we just end up losing the ball or never finish cynically…

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Torres looking much better this half

  • TaiMaiShu

    And we blow another big away game…

  • Max Huber

    I think it was a mistake to change Torres so early – he was sharp in the second half and should have had the chance to score, because of his own goal. Griezmann looks tired in the second half and I don´t think that Jimenez can turn turn the game now!

  • Kris

    Fuck mann!!

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Miranda has been fantastic the past seasons in my opinion but his atletico days are over. He isn’t even trying to defend any more, he makes countless fauls and pulls the opponents shirts to many times. It’s really frustrating to watch the amount of unnecesary freekicks we give away because of that.

  • am890

    gabishould be benched. he is the worst atletico player this season! mario-tiago is better partnership! atletico need to buy 2 midfielders in summer