Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Eibar

Makeshift rojiblancos host La Liga's surprise side on Saturday afternoon

Vicente Calderón in the afternoon

Vicente Calderón in the afternoon

Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action this afternoon, and will be looking to put their four match winless streak behind them against Eibar in the Vicente Calderón.

In the midst of a selection crisis and without three of his starting defence, Cholo has handed Thomas and Lucas their first starts of the season. The visitors are without top scorer and Atleti loanee Borja Bastón.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Gámez, Giménez, Saúl, Lucas; Gabi, Koke, Thomas, Carrasco; Griezmann, Correa.

Eibar: Riesgo; Juncà, Lillo, Dos Santos, Capa; Escalante, Dani García; Adrian, Jota, Keko; Enrich.

  • Kris

    A lot of scrappy plays. It’s obvious Lucas is not an offensive player so I don’t understand why we keep playing through the left. Play through the right and get Gamez involved. He’s a quick tricky player. It’s also obvious there is no real connection between the players in this very young team and they have to play together more to form chemistry. Thomas after the booking has been very quiet so I think it’s best we take him off for Kranevitter. Gabi also isn’t the most effective player at the moment. I like what I see from Correa but at other times he seems to be thinking “where did the ball go?”. I like the 4-3-3 but without chemistry from the players it’s not gonna be very effective. We have to score in the second half. Eibar press hard so if I know anything, they’ll be tired by the 60th minute. We have to take advantage of that and hit them hard on the counter. Maybe bringing on Oliver and Kranevitter will sort out the possession problem.

  • Kris

    One thing I like most about Saul is he never loses his cool. Future Atleti captain.

  • Hannu

    Yeah Cornerico is back! 🙂

  • Kris

    Number 100!!!

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Torres <3…. both of them

  • AaX


  • Koke

    So so happy right now. What an entertaining second half. Oliver Torres looked incredible, selling him would have been a HUGE mistake. Vietto was awesome. Saul and Gimenez have the heart and maturity of men twice their age. And Torres! <3

  • colmiak

    oliver was amazing today! so glad he stayed. just killer passes today.

    vietto was also better than correa today. i do like having correa/vietto keeping each other fighting for that spot. vietto is a better support player, correa is a little too selfish/individualistic still.

    definitely torres should keep coming on as a super sub and let the younger strikers do their thing with him coming in to finish off teams. great play from him all around, he looked hungry and he got what he wanted 🙂

    i honestly had a big feeling saul would make up for his mistake. never gives up, a true cantanero!

    Aupa Atleti!

  • AaX

    THAT PASS FROM OLIVER TO TORRES ! WORLD CLASS AND VISION, A big crime to Not let him Play let alone go off from Calderon.

  • TaiMaiShu

    Finally <3

  • AaX


  • yoongbing

    Why was the Vietto’s goal disallowed?

  • Abdil Egriøz


  • Chewie

    Our players in other words. Oliver is exquisite, a rare breed of true playmakers. Carrasco is all about doggedness and pure energy. Koke is precise, smart and effective. Correa is a gypsy magician. Torres is a fucking tiger. Saul is a rock star, as always. Gamez is a testosterone soaked worker bee. The others were great, too.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I missed your “trademark” analysis man !