Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Málaga

Red and whites looking for a win to keep pressure on at the top of La Liga

Club Atletico de Madrid

Atlético Madrid play another crucial match in their bid for the La Liga title on Saturday evening, hosting Málaga at the Vicente Calderón in a game they simply have to win.

The rojiblancos welcome Jose María Giménez back to the line-up after five weeks out with a hamstring strain, but will be without Diego Godín after he picked up a similar injury in Wednesday’s win at Athletic.

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

Starting XIs

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

Málaga: Ochoa; Rosales, Albentosa, Weligton, Torres; Recio, Camacho, Horta, Pablo; Duje Cop, Charles.

  • Kris

    Madrid just had a real scare from Rayo Vallecano. ANYTHING can happen. We have to play better than ever at this point of the season.

    Oliver should leave Atletico. It just won’t work here.

  • Kris

    “Another sell-out in the Calderón today. We’ve averaged a 93.3% attendance this season, the best in La Liga.” [email protected]

    This just makes me so very joyous. WOW! Amazing support.

  • Sanil

    Welcome back Giménez!

  • Abdil Egriøz

    How good is correa? Love that kid!

  • Kris

    Correa with another one. Tell me again why he doesn’t play as much.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Good solid win…. Shameful is the only word i have for what SImeone did but other than that it was a fine display

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I was saying the same about Oliver in my mind but he was left out this time because of a groin injury…he may have been struggling with it (i hope) recently

  • Kris

    Simeone didn’t do it. Possibly one of the other coaches that were sitting up in the stands with him.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I didn’t read about an injury for Oliver anywhere, where did you get it ?!

    The sad thing is that I wish he was dropped out because of an injury, I still have a little hope that he will stay with us next season and will get more chances and a bigger role .

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Saw it on my football app as to the people who had to miss through injury