Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Sevilla

Full house at the Calderón as rojiblancos look to continue good form

Big game in store at the Calderón

Big game in store at the Calderón

Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action on Sunday afternoon, taking on Sevilla in what is always one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season at the Vicente Calderón.

The red and whites need three points to regain top spot from Barcelona ahead of their trip to the Camp Nou next weekend, with the visitors looking for their first away win of the season.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Filipe; Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Saúl; Griezmann, Vietto

Sevilla: Rico; Coke, Rami, Carriço, Tremoulinas; Krychowiak, N’Zonzi, Vitolo, Banega, Escudero; Llorente.

  • Sanil

    Very little chances so far! But Borja scored 2 vs. Athletic so it’s not been a bad day for Atleti strikers

  • Hannu

    Carrasco in strarts happen..

  • Kris

    The most frustrating part of this game is the four DEFENSIVE midfielders. If Augusto already likes to play so deep as a pure defensive midfielder and we keep playing the 4-4-2, why don’t we play a diamond midfield then?

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I think Simeone’s stubborn attitude will be our downfall

  • Sanil

    This is tough to watch! Vamos Atleti!

  • BlasiusMagnus

    have you guys seen a bigger cunt than sergio rico?

  • Kris

    Haha 4 defensive midfielders in the first half. Brings in the most useless striker in recent times when goal is needed. It would have been too late as after Sevilla were down to 10 men, they were not going to attack. It was going to be a bus park. THIS, this is the reason we should never be complacent only scoring one goal, grinding out results in the second half. It’s not always going to work man. When we have so much quality why can’t we put the game to rest in the first half? For fuck’s sake Simeone, why you so obstinate?

  • Kris

    Soldado is an equal. Dirty, dirty cunt.

  • Shjinijalkj

    Today is the day that we lost the chance to win the title. Barcelona will surely beat us, I don’t know if they will win us 1-0 or 3-0, but they will beat us for sure. That’s a 3-point gap between us, and they will win their missing game against Sporting Gijon, 6-point gap, and GAME OVER.

  • Arjit Barua

    We played well until vitolo got sent off. We were never going to score against a team playing so deep after that. We can barely even score usually.

  • Arjit Barua

    I don’t remember Jackson actually touching the ball

  • Too early, don’t you think? There were many “game overs” when we got the title two season ago. Remember when we didn’t get to win Levante one game before facing Barcelona away? That was a nice “game over”

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    He really can destroy all what he built by his own hands .

  • Shjinijalkj

    But if you remember, we had a 4-points gap between us. When we lost to Levante, they drew against Getafe. Then we drew against Malaga, and again they drew against Elche. But to close a 6-points gap, I just don’t think we can do it. I would be happy to be proven wrong.

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Little bit pessimistic over there, huh? How can you downplay one of the best if not the best defensive team in the world? I’m convinced we’ll atleast get a draw in camp nou and then we’ll take it from there. Always “Partido a partido” don’t ever forget that!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    For me, it’s not about the points, it’s about starting with 4 defensive-minded midfielders, at home, against the 7th team on the table, who have never won away this season, benching Correa & Carrasco and leaving Oliver out if the list (he has recovered from the injury by the way)
    A coach who does that doesn’t really think about winning La Liga .

  • Kevin Bell

    I don’t think he did.

  • AndersAT

    A little pessimistic… Did you see Barca against Malaga? They were lucky to get that victory (they could have lost with all their defensive errors). I don’t think it is unrealistic to get a draw against Barca. Our problem is creating games, not defending a zero. But all that said i think it was just a matter of time before wee dropped some points, and we were lucky to keep hold of the first place for as long as we did. We desperately need a new attacker who can pose a threat, also taking some focus from Griezman. If we start scoring goals, we can challenge for the title, otherwise… maybe next year.

  • Aax

    Don’t claim yourself as an Atleti if you have verbalized such cowardly remark.
    Nothing is Over until it’s Over, Either Losing or Winning WE WILL DO IT SPIRITEDLY FIGHTING IN STYLE.
    The way I see it, Now we have to go and beat Barcelona in their own stadium next week by scoring more than 1 goal. If we can’t beat Barcelona then we are not a worthy Champion to Be. This is the Next Stage of Development.
    This is ATLETI ! the other one NEVER IS.


  • AaX

    Either he starts scoring the next games, or we have to swap him with someone better who will have an Instant Impact !