Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Granada

It's Día del Niño in Madrid as Atleti host relegation-threatened Granada

Koke celebrates scoring for Atlético

Koke celebrates scoring for Atlético

It’s a big day in the title race as Atlético welcome struggling Granada to the Vicente Calderón, looking to keep up the pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona host Valencia at the Camp Nou later this evening, so Atleti could go level on points with the leaders for a few hours at least.

Lucas starts at left-back for Atleti as Filipe Luís is suspended, whilst Fernando Torres makes a return to the starting line-up after missing out on the midweek win over Barcelona.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético

Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Lucas; Gabi, Koke, Saúl, Carrasco; Griezmann, Fernando Torres

Granada

Andrés, Miguel Lopes, Babin, Costa, Biraghi, Khrin, Rubén Perez, Rochina, Cuenca, Doucoure, Peñaranda



  • Sanil

    Cor that was some strike from Rochina!

  • Kris

    Frustrating and boring to watch this match really since it looks like we are conserving energy, so we are not really playing to our full potential.
    Highlight of the match so far is when the Granada player Lucas took down yelled “puta madre cabron!”, probably oblivious of the microphone next to him. Ahahahah

  • jodo

    Carrasco’s final ball has been abysmal since his return. It’s particularly bad today–not one good delivery into the box.

  • Kris

    Yes he was especially poor today. Good decision to take him out.

  • Kris

    Koke to Torres, another one.

  • Kris

    No goal for Griezmann today. Saving it for Athletic game.

  • atleti10

    Bring on Oliver!! Poor Vietto, he’s our 5th choice striker, the future is bright but I worry we’ll never see these guys shine. At least not in an Atletico jersey.

  • atleti10

    Spoke too soon

  • Kris

    Well Correa scores whenever he plays.

  • Kris

    Further proof that Oliver and Correa need to be played more.