Matchday LIVE: Rayo vs. Atlético

Atlético in Vallecas looking to bounce back from Málaga defeat

Diego Simeone knows his side need a win

Diego Simeone knows his side need a win

Atlético Madrid take on Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening as La Liga returns to action after the winter break.

It’s the first of three times Atleti will take on Rayo over the next two weeks, with games scheduled for the next two Wednesdays in the Copa del Rey.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Gámez; Koke, Saúl, Óliver, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres

Rayo:



  • AaX

    Vamos ATLETI !!

  • Kris

    This is not Atletico. Holy shit, this is terrible to the eyes. No passion to play at all.

  • Mrtn

    this is just sad
    no matter how bad our opponents are we are outplayed, dominated by EVERY SINGLE TEAM
    no matter if it is a kazah team or a spanish 3rd division team, rayo, eibar or malaga…
    we have literally no conception for attacking, these players are not taught how to play each other
    really, I don’t care if we were relegeted to segunda B just play some football PLEASE
    I also have an advice for Cholo: if he can find 11 players tall and wide enough he could stand ’em in the goalline for the whole 90 minutes. that way we could concede less goals.

  • Kris

    Needs to score a goal, takes out Carrasco. LOL.

  • Kris

    48% passing accuracy. Shaking my fucking head.

  • Hannu

    Yeah unbelievable!

  • Kris

    Thomas is fucking awesome.

  • Abdil Egriøz

    This is what it means to be an Atletico fan, excitement to the very end!

  • Mrtn

    wowowowowow 5 passes in a row … already scoring
    the first correct teamplay in the 88th minute… superb win again
    unfortunately this is still shit
    now we have to win the league so that we can be the worst playing liga campeones of all time!
    Vamos Atleti!

  • Kris

    We don’t need these types of excitement though. We have quality players that can give a much different type of excitement throughout the whole match, if used correctly. But…. Cholo!

  • Kris

    I concur.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    i feel sorry for our players. oliver and jackson is just simply suffering, they are better than this, and i think they deserve better than this pile of shit.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    wooord man. i was thinking the same. why the fuck we brought back oliver? why did we buy jackson, and vietto. we dont need these kind of players for this shit game. yet we spent roughly 60 million euros on them.

    deep down i still beleive that these guys just need to gel, but after these shitty games, i wonder how many of these players wanna stick around for next season.

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Absolutely agree but the feeling you get when you favorite team scores in the dying minutes is much more exciting than being in front with 2 or 3 goals It’s very frustrating indeed but being An Atleti and Turkey this is something I’ve gotten used to and instead of letting the frustration get to me, I very much enjoy the release of joy. On the other hand though the rest of the game should be taken into account and be discussed!

  • Andras Toth

    We had no midfield at all. Without Gabi and Tiago our midfield is non existent, even with that it sounds pretty harsh. I hope Augusto can fill the gap, because it will be much needed, we need “men” like Cholo says, or at least one who is not 22…. But I would not let Thomas go anywhere, he can be a real wc midfielder. But with Kranevitter coming it will be so hard to choose from… All in all a shitty game, but guys, this mentality, not to give up at all cost is worth mentioning too…

  • nitesh

    I could not watch the game yesterday but watched the goals .Thomas looks like the real deal. Kind of like Yaya Toure bossing the midfield with assists and strikes from outside the box. Surely one of the future leader of atletico if he stays long enough.If he and Oliver stay for another 3 or 4 years , then atletico will become the force we all want to be, kind of like of xavi and iniesta but right now they are developing and will make mistakes which can cost us badly and we desperately need a experienced well known creative mid to challenge for the titles and for assisting Grizi and Jackson and who can get past players.

    Meanwhile, Real Madrid is getting all the help they can,2 reds in last game and now 2 pen ,someone should do a sting operation on Perez.
    how is this for a stat.
    Diego Simeone’s side are undefeated in last 14 Madrid derbies in La Liga (W11, D3).