Matchday LIVE: Real Sociedad vs. Atlético

Atleti look to return to form with win over David Moyes' side

Fans of La Real prepare for today's match

Fans of La Real prepare for today's match

Diego Simeone’s men go in search of their first win in four matches on Sunday afternoon as they take on Real Sociedad in San Sebastián.

The mood in the Atleti camp has improved, after losses to Villarreal and Benfica were followed by a late equaliser against Real Madrid last time out.

Now it’s time to get back to winning ways!

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You can prepare for the match by reading our Match Preview.

Starting XIs

Real Sociedad:

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Correa; Griezmann, Jackson

  • Kris

    What a goal, Griezmann! Goddamn.

  • Ringo

    that jackson move, even if offside and hitting the crossbar, was something amazing

  • Brad

    I think this is the most card happy set of referees I’ve ever seen.

  • Brad

    And on review he was either level with the defender or just off by an arm

  • Kris

    This ref giving out cards like nothing.

    Nothing special about the match other than the goal. Superb run, even better finish.
    Correa doesn’t know how to play as a winger for Atletico, similarly like Oliver, seems almost useless to play those two as wingers. Offered nothing thus far and finding it difficult to connect with Juanfran. Don’t blame him or Oliver. Not their natural positions.
    Speaking of uselessness. Playing Gabi and Tiago together once again. They can’t seem to be able to control the midfield or bring the ball up.
    Feel bad for Jackson who hasn’t received much service thus far.
    2nd half changes— Gabi out for Oliver. Correa out for Carrasco. Let’s play 4-5-1, with Jackson up top and Koke in the double pivot alongside Tiago.

    Goddamnit Kris, this ain’t FIFA. Simeone makes the changes, not you.

  • Grizi-The-King

    Griezmann is unstoppable

  • Kris

    Frustrating football from Atleti.

  • Kris

    Obvious penalty against Atletico. This referee is shit, to be fair.

  • Kris

    Atletico lucky to win after such a shitty performance. Expected us to play much better than this defensive game. Gabi… Ahhhhh, Gabi.. I heard he was playing today but didn’t see him in the pitch at all.
    Very happy for Carrasco. Torres is better off as a substitute player. He shouldn’t start a game ever because he doesn’t seem to play like he did today when he came on as a substitute. Good game from him.

  • Arjit Barua

    The goals/win may hide a lot of the negatives, but personally I think it’s pathetic that we have to sit 10-men behind the ball against relegation candidates for long spells of the game (and this definitely isn’t the first time this season). Especially after spending 100m+ on incoming transfers. Without Griezmann we’d be bottom half of the table right now.

  • Kris

    I wholeheartedly agree.