Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Celta

Atlético look to clinch semi-final place with win tonight

Diego Simeone knows his side need a win

Diego Simeone knows his side need a win

Tonight is the Copa del Rey quarter-final decider, as Atlético Madrid welcome Celta to the Vicente Calderón.

Tied 0-0 on aggregate from the first leg, Atlético will need their first win in three games if they are going to reach the semi-finals of this year’s competition.

Use the comments to post your thoughts, reactions and (hopefully) celebrations. We’ll be posting updates via Twitter, and you can follow the action right here.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Moyà; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe; Gabi, Sául, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Vietto

Celta: Rubén; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Sergi, Jonny; Radoja, Pablo Hernández, Wass, Orellana; Guidetti y Iago Aspas.

  • Sanil

    Óli is on the bench!

  • AndersAT

    That is odd, if he is leaving. I would think simeone would have choosen kranevitter instead. But nice lineup.

    But it is too bad that we are playing with our strongest squad. We are going to have some hard matches coming up.

  • Hannu

    Oh no this gonna be hard

  • What a goal from Guidetti… wow

  • Hannu

    I quess we got lesson today

  • BlasiusMagnus
  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    As i said…. Simeone’s stubbornness will be our downfall

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I wonder if he still will neglect Oliver, or even let him leave ?!
    (I never believe rumors, and I still consider Oliver an Atelti player) .
    And I wonder if he will still bench Correa and keep preferring Carrasco because of his useless dribbles .
    And I wonder if Filipe with this poor shape and after playing 6 games in 18 days will still play against Barca next Saturday ?!
    I not sure if Moya is to blame for the 3 goals or not, but 5 goals in 6 games are a lot, and that’s the GK who benched Oblak for most of the last season !!

    But yet I’m sure that there are many people who still will never accept any criticism for Simeone .

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I’ve been criticizing him for sometime now. i just can’t stand this negative lineup bias that he continues to play, creative players like Oli and Arda don’t look good when you ask ghem to play like Gabi or Simeone

  • AaX

    IT’S OFFICIAL ! NOT Yet Strong Enough to Contend For the La Liga Title. Only a revamp for an Attacking Line-Up will solve the problem. Don’t count on it if otherwise. Hugely dissapointed to lose by conceeding 3 GOALS at the Calderon. WAKE UP SIMEONE. You are Too Short of FirePower. FIX IT NOW OR WE’LL BE SEEING THE SEASON SLIP AWAY !

    AUPA Atleti !!