Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Villarreal

The Yellow Submarine is in town as Atleti welcome Villarreal to the Calderón

Ángel Correa starts tonight for Atlético Madrid

Ángel Correa starts tonight for Atlético Madrid

Ángel Correa returns to the starting eleven for tonight’s match against Villarreal, after Diego Simeone chose the Argentine as the player to replace the injured Yannick Carrasco.

Fernando Torres gets the nod to start up-front alongside Griezmann again, with Stefan Savic slotting in at the back alongside Diego Godín.

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Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak, Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Filipe, Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Correa, Griezmann, Torres

Villarreal: Areola, Mario, Bonera, Víctor, Rukavina, Bailly, Bruno, Pina, Castillejo, Soldado, Bakambu



  • Correa starting was certainly a surprise!

  • Koke

    Griezmann needs to spend more time in the box, but that can only happen if the midfield behind him can create more chances without his help. Also, Saul in my opinion hasn’t been playing at his very best so far. Maybe exchanging Oliver on for Saul would solve both problems.

    Tight game. I think we can be the team to prevail though. Savic is a beast at the back. Correa is a wildcard whenever he gets the ball, you’re never sure what he’ll do next. Add Oliver as the first sub in the midfield and if we still struggle for goals put on Vietto as well.

  • Mrtn

    I just can not understand how this large group of football players can play so incredibly bad every single game.
    I mean, honestly, 6 months of the season had gone and Atletico Madrid can not show up 1 single game played well. Not a fckin game out of 30something… Not even Astana home, not even Sevilla away, where we scored goals. Not even a good half…
    It’s obvious that the squad seriously lacks attacking coaching. The way they try to pass to each other is still like they first met each other today… but honestly, if this was true this passing would still be ridiculous. It’s more like they first saw a ball today.
    The few occasions they try a triangle or 1-2s I just want to cry loud… it is truly like a parody of football. But it’s a tragedy, watching this really makes me feel bad phisically.
    How can you be this bad with that fckin ball??? All tha players in this squad??? How the hell is this possible?!!?!
    Anybody know the answer??

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    We should buy a striker like suarez who assists and scores also a team player

  • AaX

    Attacks only through the flanks. Never any were from the middle. This is not good to go on. Emphasis on Attacking Buildup Badly needed.

    AUPA Atleti !!

  • Patrick English

    That’s pretty harsh for a team that is in the CL knockout stage and will likely finish with over 85 points in the league. Bad performance against Villareal, but we’ve had some great games this season especially at Sevilla and home against Eibar. Also Players like Suarez are hard to come by.