Matchday LIVE: Rayo vs. Atlético

Atlético return to Vallecas for the first leg of the Copa del Rey clash

Griezmann and Jackson combined to score against Rayo last week

Griezmann and Jackson combined to score against Rayo last week

It’s only seven days since these two took the field against each other, but tonight Rayo and Atlético lock horns again in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Atlético return to the ground they played at last Wednesday, where two late goals handed them the win over their neighbours.

Diego Simeone hands starts to both January signings Kranevitter and Augusto for the match this evening.

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

Starting XIs

Rayo: Juan Carlos, Tito, Nacho, Zhang, Dorado, Llorente, Bebé, Jozabed, Pablo Hernández, Miku and Manucho.

Atlético: Moyá, Gámez, Giménez, Savic, Siqueira; Kranevitter, Augusto, Thomas, Óliver, Carrasco; Torres

  • atleti10

    This is such rubbish

  • torres

    worst atletico since 03 years…
    hardly remember poor spell like this!

  • Sebastian Tataru

    Torres needs more balls And a partner up front

  • Sebastian Tataru

    Maybe jackson FOR kranevitter

  • Sebastian Tataru

    What do you think about it?

  • atleti lover

    Is this football?? Why starting with augusto?

  • Sebastian Tataru

    Se started 4 central mid today And just one striker

  • Arjit Barua

    Doesn’t matter who plays, there’s no system after the ball is won. Give Simeone messi, neymar and suarez, he’ll still play the same.

  • Mitch

    I was expecting a good/great match, but the 1st half was more like a horror show?…come on….we got to come out and attacks on the 2nd half.

  • Chewie

    Come on, did you really expect anything great from this line-up? The defense is shaky mostly due to Siqueira, the midfield is lost because of Gabi’s and Tiago’s absence, Torres seems not interested in scoring his landmark goal. Poor passing once again. Very compact and bold football by Rayo. Moya visibly lacking confidence. The team just looks like a bunch of players who don’t really know what to do.

    My prediction is that we will win after the subs come in and due to some individual actions. Or draw. I don’t think the guys even consider the option of losing to an opponent who was annihilated just a couple of weeks ago.

  • Koke

    Damn it Simeone. FOUR deep lying center mids on the field at the same time. Someone tell that man that Oliver Torres isn’t a right winger.

    Keep Oliver on, take out one of the other three (Thomas, Kranevitter, or Augusto). Put on Vietto or Correa and play a 4-3-3. If Torres continues being ineffective switch him for Jackson. I’m starting to think Simeone is allergic to scorelines with more than 2 goals in them.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    And he brings on Saul

  • Chewie

    Damn, Rayo’s keeper is on fire. The game’s improved greatly in the second half. Still hoping for a win, would be good for the second-choice players’ confidence.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Well afyer watching this game I’m happy with the draw

  • BlasiusMagnus

    why would you expect a good match? we haven’t played a watchable game since… since… i don’t even know :

  • Hannu

    We should use Lucas as leftback when Filipe Luis is rested. Siquiera has been quite horrible this season.

  • thetruth

    all you are fucking cunts and oblivious. why is this