Matchday LIVE: Getafe vs. Atlético

Three points crucial if Atleti are to keep the pressure on league leaders Barca

Rayo Vallecano de Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - Copa del Rey

An injury-hit Atlético travel south to Getafe on Sunday evening as they look for another valuable three points in the league.

Two points behind neighbours Real Madrid following their win yesterday, Atleti know that a win is vital if they are to return to second place.

Fernando Torres gets the nod to start up-front alongside Griezmann after scoring his 100th goal for Atleti last weekend.

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

Getafe: Guaita, Damián, Cala, Vergini, Yoda, J.Rodríguez, Víctor, Pedro León, Sarabia, Moi, Álvaro

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe; Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres

  • Randy Ved Jawahir

    What has Oliver got to do again to get a start for Simeone? It’s really sad indeed

  • atleti10

    Look at the talent on our bench.

  • Koke

    Would have been really nice to see Oliver get a start after his performance last weekend. Ah well, at least he will probably get subbed in eventually. Assuming Simeone uses all three subs, I can’t think of any other options than to put on Oliver, Correa, and Vietto. Unless he wants to use Kranevitter, whom I also would love to see play.

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  • Kris

    Torres already with a goal. 1 minute. Carrasco great assist.

  • Fernando!!!

  • thericeking

    been in love with the godin-giminez partnership since day 1.. slowly accepting that love may last forever..

  • Kris

    What the fuck is up with this defensive ass shit Simeone? For fuck’s sake, we are playing the shittiest club in whole of Europe possibly. This club with no prestige and no pride. We should be having a goal orgy against this shit of a club that shouldn’t even exist. Griezmann is playing defense for fuck’s sake. There’s no need to . They’re attacking more and more because we are not. As we’ve already seen, this defensive structure can’t always hold for 90 minutes. Come on, Simeone!!!

  • Cholo

    Please bring on Oli for Gabi

  • Koke

    Really happy for Torres. Hope he scores another to overtake Aguero.

    You sense we’re just missing that one final thing to click into top gear offensively. Saul is fantastic in the midfield and in the opponent’s box, but where he isn’t as deadly is in the space between the opponent’s midfield and defense. He’s not the type to dribble around tackles or slip in the forwards with delicate little passes. Oliver or Correa or even Thomas would be better in that role. Hope Simeone brings on Oliver for Gabi.

    Getafe are getting rough. The challenges on Gabi are not okay. Hope we score plenty of goals in the second half and dispose of them. We really should be dominating this game more than we have been tbh.

  • Kris

    Fuck. Injury to Carrasco. He could be out for a few now. Ooohh!! That ankle. Damn. Get well soon, man.

  • Kris

    Getafe dominating Atleti.Wow. I will absolutely not applaud this pussy play from Atletico. Please take out Griezmann also, he’s having a terrible day today. He’s not even trying.

  • Koke

    Wow. I was just about to write how frustrated I am with the four midfielders and then he takes off Torres and adds Kranevitter. What??? He’s making everyone so redundant and ineffective…

    This is sad. A team like Atleti being pegged back by freaking Getafe. Come on Simeone… where are the “balls” you find so important…?

  • Kris

    No passion to play at all. This is frustrating to watch. I hope Getafe score soon so at least we can see some passion.

  • Kris

    What the fuck Correa? What a ball from Oliver!! This is why Correa doesn’t play often.

  • Kris

    Ugly, ugly, ugly game. This type of play is very risky. Oliver and Carrasco the only positives of this game, once again. I hope Carrasco’s injury isn’t too severe because we are gonna miss him if it is. Seems like the only player with any passion to take the ball forward. Terrible game from Griezmann. 2/5 at best.

  • Randy Ved Jawahir

    we won but that was frustrating to watch… no passion or soul in the performance at all.

  • Ash

    According to AS, Carrasco will miss PSV and Derbi matchs

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Or maybe he did this because he doesn’t play often !
    The bench can destroy the best talents .

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Yeah, we really gonna miss his vital goals .. oh wait, he only scored 3 .

  • atleti10

    He’s the only attacking midfielder Simeone trusts. We will certainly miss him, back to four defensive cms across the middle.

  • Hannu

    Yeah what a useless player as in Getafe match oh wait he assisted our only goal.