Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Valencia

Valencia are the visitors to Madrid as Atleti look to improve recent record

Atlético fans arrive for tonight's match against Valencia

Atlético fans arrive for tonight's match against Valencia

Atlético made it two wins in a row when they hammered Astana 4-0 in midweek, but tonight’s challenge is a different test altogether.

Valencia are in town, and Atleti will be looking to improve on last season’s haul of a single point in both fixtures against Nuno’s men.

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

Starting XIs

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

Valencia: Domenech, Cancelo, Mustafi, Santos, Gayà, Danilo, Enzo Pérez, Parejo, Gomes, Rodrigo, Mina

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  • Kris

    Such a fast team with Carrasco and Griezmann, keeps getting slowed down by Gabi AND Tiago in the middle. Neutrality is good, but when both of them are playing there, it’s slow 2X. Only one of them, please!!!

  • Arjit Barua

    Loving how godin and giminez aren’t clearing the ball for no reason anymore. We’re passing out of the back guys! The passing in general has been really good actually.

  • Kris

    Carrasco absolutely TERRORIZING the opposition defense and midfield. What a goal!!

  • Ringo

    Our best play in a long time. I’ve missed this.
    So fierce.

    I wonder if Valencia is having a bad day or if our aggressive play is doing this to them. Pressuring so well.

    Some great positioning too

  • madwriter

    Dear god, this is better than sex.

  • Kris

    Valencia are missing players through injuries like Simeone said in the pre-match conference.. Diego Alves and Matthew Ryan are absent for 1st and 2nd goalkeeper selections. Overall, the team morale isn’t that high this season for them. Sold a very important player.

    But, who cares about what their situation is? What matters is that we are playing some of the best football this season in this match. I really don’t care for whats wrong with Valencia. That’s their problem. We’re playing well and exciting young players have made great impact in the team.

  • Kris

    Ahha. Not better than sex, but definitely gotten orgasm from these beautiful plays. Carrasco is fantastic.

  • Parsa

    When the deal for Carrasco was sealed, I was out of town with my friends and one of them asked me that: Do you really think Carrasco is on the level of playing for Atletico?

    The funny thing is that he is a fan of Valencia. He was totally schooled there!

  • Kris

    We’ve outclassed Valencia in every department of the match in this game. The pressing game from Griezmann and Carrasco is probably going to go unnoticed, but that’s one of the main things I have taken away from the first half. The positioning and pressing game overall has been fantasic. Having Koke has definitely helped.

    I would keep Carrasco on Juanfran’s side though. They were connecting very well the first 25 minutes of the 1st half.

  • Arjit Barua

    Best atleti i’ve seen this season. ****BEFORE THE SUBS****

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Valencia aren’t having a bad day, they are having a bad season .