Matchday LIVE: Real Betis vs. Atlético

It's back to domestic action for Atleti tonight!

Diego Simeone looks on from the bench

Diego Simeone looks on from the bench

Atleti will look to get their momentum back on Sunday evening as they travel to Seville to take on Real Betis in La Liga.

Fernando Torres has been selected to partner Antoine Griezmann up front, in search of his 100th goal for Atlético Madrid.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Siqueira; Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Saúl; Griezmann, Torres.

Astana: Erić; Aničić, Ilić, Postnikov, Shomko, Maksimović; Kéthévoama, Muzhikov, Cañas; Dzholchiyev, Kabananga.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    i hope we score at least 2 more goals, i don’t wanna get a heart attack in the last few minutes again.

  • Torres for 100? Come on!

  • Kris

    Fuck this is so frustrating to watch.

  • Kris

    Was Simeone gesturing for mercy against these fuckers? This makes for a weakass manager bro. Fuck that shit. These motherfuckers would love to score against us. Man this shit is frustrating as shit, and all goes down to the manager. We won by fucking ONE goal against the almighty fucking Betis. No way will I support Simeone for such shit performance, and weak managerial behavior.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    it was a fuckin joke.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    my feelings are exactly the same.

  • AndersAT

    Wow wow easy. We played a good away game and were unlucky not to score at least two more. These kind of performances won us the league two seasons ago. Also, I would love Vietto to start next match.

  • AaX

    Got that 3pts. Played below capabilities but pressed and defended well. Thought 4-5-1 with Carrasco and Griezmann breaking on the wings was brilliant. Torres was better than Martinez. Now we are chasing the current best team in La Liga, Barca with only 4pts to make up. Godin has a head of an iron.

    Oh yeah, Gabi will not play next match.

    FORZA Atleti !!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    This is absolutely not the performance of 2013-14, Simeone is trying to repeat it, but it’s obviously not working, for one simple reason : those are very different players .
    Grizi, Carrasco, Vietto & Oliver are totally different animals than Costa, Raul & Villa, even Koke is struggling by playing that old style with those new players .

    I love Vietto, I want him to have much more minutes, but tonight he was horrible, he even failed to control couple of balls !
    Not a surprise though, benching players for too long could make them forget how to play, and turning all of them into defenders could make them forget how to attack, I’m not talking about the couple of chances missed by Carrasco & Grizi, but have you seen all those counters in the last 10 minutes ?! in some of them it was 5 of us against 2 of them, but we didn’t know what to do and wasted all of them .

    If this was the kind of performance that won us the league, this game would have ended 4-0 at least .

  • manolo

    Please go support madrid or barca. Your constant crying and whining is not the way we express ourselves at the calderon.

  • Kris

    Why do you think it’s whining instead of criticism?

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Fans who don’t stand criticism are even more frustrating than our poor performances and Simeone’s strange tactics .

    And this is not the Calderon, this is an Atleti fans site, I’m one of the people here who keeps criticizing Simeone, since last season, but if I was at the Calderon for Gijon’s game I would NEVER have whistled him for substituting Carrasco, and maybe I would have picked a fight with the people who did, but again, this is not the Calderon !

  • AndersAT

    That is ridiculous. Did you see our awaygames 13/14? we won alot of those by a margin of one. Most of our wins came from a early goal and a hard fought clean sheet, and perhaps a goal on the break. That is just like this game. We were unlucky not to get a second og third goal, but our defense was rock solid. We were suffuring in alot of our away games that season as well i will remind you. Who cares about 3 or 4 goals as long as we get the 3 point and deserve it. I know that we have bought alot of attacking talent and we would all like to see more of them, but this is how we play, and how we get our 3 points. If you like highscoring games you should watch Barca instead. I know we have not played our best football this season, but we are second in the league only to Barca. So be realistic about your criticism please, and don’t just keep writing that you wan’t us to win by 3 or 4 goals, because it is not that easy, even in Spain against the smaller teams.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    what are u talkin about? do u think its acceptable for ANY football team, to attack with 5 attackers against 2 defenders and completely fuck it up? they couldnt even shot on goal on that occasion ffs.

    this match was a complete joke, u could see the frustration on our attacking players.

    torres was good more or less, but we waiting for a month now for his 100th goal. griezmann was obviously still distracted, he had 2-3 chances, anyway he did literally nothing. vietto? lol.

    u think a win by 3-4 goal would be good for us, the fans. well, let me help u with that. it would be just as good for the team’s morale.

    btw u (and anyone who say something like that) can go fck yourself for saying ‘go support barca, if u dont like this’.

    i tought its pretty obvious how much everyone here love this team. no need to say nonsense stuff like that.

  • AndersAT

    Of course it is acceptable to win an away game in la liga 0-1, even against Betis, this is a tough league. It is of course not acceptable to waste chances, but these things happen, no need to call the team a joke and curse like a 12-year old.

    Of course it would be good to win by 3 or 4 goals, but the win is by far the most important.

    A agree the attackers is not as sharp as they could be. I did not say that Vietto had i good game, i said that i would like for him to start because i think he has potential.

    I did not say that you should go support Barca i said you should go watch Barca… You can support whoever you like.

    I am just saying you should be more realistic in your criticism. We are second in the league. We won a tough game. We don’t have the fraction of the money that Barca and Real Madrid have, and we don’t have the team to dominate all away games in this league with only one defensive midfielder. Yes, we could play a bit more attacking at the Calderon i agree. Yes, we should have bought tougher players and perhaps saved some money on some of the attackers, but we are building a team for the future.

  • nitesh

    These are fake fans. Dont bother replying to them, they will never change. They have all been brainwashed by their leader if you know who i mean . Just ignore them and enjoy the victory. if we win , they will still criticize Simeone, if we draw then they say simeone out and fuck simeone and if we lose then they dont want to watch atletico.
    They think we got players like barca and madrid have , Carrasco (sub player at Monaco). Martinez (was for so many years at porto . a good club but not world class) and others joined us from smaller and midtable teams of la liga who only got known after playing under Simeone.Compare these players with Madrid and Barca and Bayern and they got 30, 40 , 50 and even 80 and 100 m players in every position and subs.
    And Gimenez and Oliver are talents . Oliver played in porto last season and portugese league teams are as good as segunda b except 3 or 4 . So it will take time for him to play at higher level in spain compared to portugal. He will have to earn his place when given the opportunity rather than risking him from the start and losing points. Even Godin and Gimenez will struggle and leak goals if we go for more attacking style Simeone is playing to their strength as well .
    Atletico needs simeone and not fans like these. If they dont like Simeone style , they should support other teams, as simple as that or else go and fuck each other, Criticism is fine but this is something else (fuck simeone and we should be winning every game by 3 or 4 goals bullshit ).

  • BlasiusMagnus

    its so good that u are here, and u can tell who is a fake fan and who isnt. lol. 😀 like i said above u should go fuck yourself for obvious reasons.

    u are a sheep, u just clap for every decision the club / simeone makes. doesnt matter if its right or wrong. this is the term of brainwashed.

    i personally dont want simeone sacked, but he needs to improve in some areas. also the team… yesterday’s win should have been a morale boost win, but there are a lot of problems in the attacking department.