Matchday LIVE: Valencia vs. Atlético

Atlético travel to Gary Neville's Valencia, who are back to winning

The Mestalla is the setting for Atlético

The Mestalla is the setting for Atlético

With back to back wins over Real Madrid and Real Sociedad under the belt, Atlético travel to the Mestalla on Sunday evening for the match of the weekend in La Liga.

It’s not been a happy hunting ground for Atleti, with just one win in the last twelve meetings at Valencia, but three points are needed if Diego Simeone’s men are to keep up the chase with Barcelona.

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

Starting XIs

Valencia: Alves, Cancelo, Mustafi, Santos, Siqueira, Fuego, Enzo, AndréG, Feghouli, Cheryshev, Alcácer

Atlético: Oblak, Juanfran, Lucas, Giménez, Filipe, Gabi, Kranevitter, Saúl, Koke, Griezmann, Vietto



  • Sanil

    Vietto should definitely have put that in!

  • Vietto should have scored, but Griezmann!!

  • Kris

    Pretty weak from Gimenez I must say. It was his job to mark Cheryshev. He’s gonna get some heat from Simeone for that definitely.

  • Man, what’s Vietto’s problem? He doesn’t know how to kick a ball!

  • Sebastian Tataru

    omg vietto so bad

  • Sebastian Tataru

    torres on please , and carrasco too , cmon simeone

  • Sebastian Tataru

    torres on vietto out

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Ok guys I only caught our last five minutes, How do we look so far?

  • Koke

    Very lively in attack but our defense hasn’t been airtight like usual. Very open game, which is unusual for Atleti on both sides of the pitch…

  • BlasiusMagnus

    vietto must improve, yes.
    but kranevitter… this guy is gonna be great! very useful play from him so far.

  • Sebastian Tataru

    in my opinion torres and carrasco should come on to add some pace and finishing

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Ok I got the feeling we would attack more in this game for some reason, pity we didn’t keep a clean sheet

  • Koke

    Griezmann, what a player. He’s bypassing the category of world class and actually making a name for himself as one of the best players in the world.

    Vietto is being so wasteful. Not that any of our other strikers are really doing any better, but I’m not sure he’s good enough at this stage of his career to lead the line for a club as big as Atleti. He needs to gain some confidence and strength.

    Kranevitter looks good. Obviously since he has barely played so far he won’t be 100% at home but he looks effective both with and without possession.

    I think Torres should come on for Vietto and Carrasco should enter the fray if he’s fit. As for the third sub I don’t know. We really have to win this game and maintain our 4 point lead over Real.

  • Sebastian Tataru

    i hope

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Ok from what I’ve seen Gabi is looking awful

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Ummm am I missing something with that sub?

  • Kris

    Fernando 102!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Nice goal for Torres

  • colmiak

    all this flak for vietto, why?
    he’s playing great just really unlucky and admittedly more than a few missed chances
    but his game is much improved and has been incredibly unlucky not to score. he needs a goal and that kid is going to explode
    you can see he’s frustrated but still improving with every minute he gets

    wish Simeone would have let him finish the game, I think he was bound to score. oh well. another time

    really nice passing/playmaking from him too. always putting griezmann in

    vamos vietto! aupa atleti!

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    That should be a fucking red card

  • colmiak

    omg carrasco
    what have you done

  • Mitch

    Two subs and two goals?…must be my lucky day!

  • Sebastian Tataru

    the subs done it again

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Good win and confident attacking display from what i saw

  • Kris

    A dominant display. Carrasco seems to have recovered well. Griezmann, top notch. Great play all around yet again. Important goal from Fernando. Vietto very good contributions, just couldn’t get the finish. Gabi and Saul losing balls sometimes in the midfield, we can’t afford that but yet again good display from both midfielders. Kranevitter, excellent!

  • Sebastian Tataru

    the moment when i realise that torres has scored 3 goals in 4 matches , guy what do you think a new contract?