Matchday LIVE: Deportivo vs. Atlético

Cholo keeps XI the same for tricky test away at Depor

Big game in prospect at the Riazor

Big game in prospect at the Riazor

Atlético Madrid are in Galicia this Friday night for an important league match, and can go temporarily top of La Liga should they take home the three points against Deportivo La Coruña.

The red and whites are hitting form at a good time having won three on the bounce, and Diego Simeone has opted to name the same line-up that saw off Valencia last week for the clash in the Riazor.

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.

Deportivo: Lux; Laure, Lopo, Sidnei, Navarro; Borges, Mosquera, Fede, Jonás, Fajr; Lucas Pérez.

  • madwriter

    It seems that Godin needs some games off, he’s played all the matches this season + internationals. He’s been more mistake prone this season, especially the last few matches, maybe put Savić the next game in?

    Tiago is on the top of his game this season, and badass physically fit for a 34 year old.

  • Chewie

    The second half is the most pathetic football we’ve played so far. Just terrible.

  • atleti lover

    Just one word from the buttom of my heart… FUCK YOU J.M.GIMINEZ !!
    Childish mistake mother fucker … we lost very important 2 points… deportivo did nothing we were better and stronger.

  • Kris

    So immature. Kid makes one mistake and you tell him fuck you?
    I’m having doubts about your username.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Jimenez was absolutely NOT responsible for those two points we lost, Simeone was .

    If you put 10 men behind the ball (after dominating the first half with more than 70% possession) you probably will concede a goal, if not from Gimenez’s mistake then from a corner or a free-kick or that shot from Fajr that hit the crossbar .

    Mistakes happen, tonight was from Gimenez, against Valencia it was Godin, against Barca it was Grizi & Gabi .. the only way they don’t happen is to play in the opponent’s area, not setting back in yours .

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    After Barca’s game I defended Simeone when many of you called him a coward and I gave several excuses for him to play that way, but tonight he made it impossible, so let me join you : he is a fucking coward .

    Just forget about La Liga title this season, you have to worry about finishing 3rd, which we probably will lose it tomorrow if Celta won .

    And what does Simeone have against Oliver Torres ?! that he really plays football ??!!

  • 007

    He does not play oliver because he is worse than carrsco on wings.And that’s completely understandable beacause he is a crerative midfielder.And we play with 442 where there is a place for only 2 central mids. And one of them will be occupied with koke in future.We need to change to 433/423 to accommodate oliver .And i dont see change with simeone because he even havent put koke in central midfield!.I think we will lose one of the young prospects in the world if simeone does not change his tactics.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    you are not a true fan, that’s for sure