Matchday LIVE: Villarreal vs. Atlético

Top three still on the agenda as Atleti visit El Madrigal

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A convincing 3-0 victory against Elche on Saturday returned Atleti to winning ways after their disappointing Champions League exit.

Now Los Rojiblancos need to keep up the form and win away to Villarreal to keep their grip on third place.

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

Villarreal: Asenjo, Mario, Eric, V.Ruiz, Jokic, Pina, Trigueros, Rukavina, J.Costa, Campbell and Gerard

Atlético: Oblak, Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Gámez, Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Arda, Griezmann and Mandzukic

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    If Jimenez can’t have many minutes then at least he should be on the bench every game
    How hard could it be ?! we have 21 players, so we need to exclude only 3 to make the
    18-players list, Cani & Ansaldi are very obvious choices, and the 3rd one should be one of the midfield trio Gabi-Tiago-Mario who are very similar
    In a football game, the substitutions are usually to find attacking solutions, and every coach should have as more as possible attacking players on the bench .

  • Chewie

    This sucks. Too much trouble from Villarreal’s reserve squad. Mandzukic’s form? Where? He’s useless. I want Fernando, Saul and Raul in the second half – all of them will provide more dynamics than the Croat. Full backs out of shape again – Gamez with slow thinking and Juanfran with wasted crosses. Too much passes and long balls. If this was the strategy, it’s not working. Time for plan B.

  • Had control for a couple of minutes in the first half, now it looks like we’re in danger again. Will Simeone bring Torres or RG8 on?

  • Chewie

    Did you see that?! What a golazo! That’s what I was talking about – can you imagine Mandzukic scoring this kind of goal? No way.