Matchday LIVE: Leganés vs. Atlético

Rojiblancos looking to get season up and running in the outskirts of Madrid

Butarque ready to stage it's first La Liga match (Estadios de Futbol)

Butarque ready to stage it's first La Liga match (Estadios de Futbol)

Having faltered in the dying moments of their opening match against Alavés last week, Atlético Madrid will be looking for their first three points of the season against Leganés tonight.

The home side come into the match on a high, having won on their La Liga debut at Celta on Monday. Griezmann returns for Atleti as they become the first ever top flight visitors to the Butarque stadium.

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

Starting XIs

Leganés: Serantes; Bustinza, Mantovani, Martín, Pires; Szymanowski, Pérez, Rico, Díaz, López; Guerrero

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savic, Filipe; Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Saúl; Griezmann, Gameiro.



  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    This fucking bullshit AGAIN

  • nandes

    I guess after the last game Simeone was more worried that we conceded a goal than the fact that we took 93 minutes to score one…..

  • jodo

    Blunt, boring and utterly devoid of any creative or at least, penetrative play. So basically, let’s hope Greizmann does something special each game. How is this going to win anything this season?

  • Arjit Barua

    Gabi and Jaunfran playing like shit, Augusto and Filipe playing very well individually. Everybody else playing below par. Not their fault though, it’s the system/Simeone mindset not the players.

  • atleti10

    Deja vu

  • snᴉsɐlB

    1 shot on goal in the first half.
    i’m seriously considering to stop watching our games, cos it’s just getting more frustrating every week.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Anyone who agrees with Simeone playing this continuous nonsense has got to be crazy

  • nandes

    Oh no they had a shot on goal! Simeone clearly needs to put more defensive midfielders

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    What kind of sub is that?

  • aileen

    I can`t write anything new than was written before :what is it for the God`s sake?
    Mr `I`m always right, even if I`m wrong` is just going to loose this game.He himself, not the players:/

  • Atleti lover

    Why simeone didn’t resign after the CL final????

  • Abdil Egriøz

    This is some funny shit considering that Atleti is one of the 5 best teams in the world

  • nandes

    And some Cholo worshippers will still blame the players for this…. jfc

  • jodo

    Simeone better not come out with transfer or budget excuses. Alaves and Leganes are two teams he should be beating even if nothing changed from last year’s squad.

  • Dircil

    a draw against Leganes, what a joke. Next game he probably considers getting rid of either Agusto or Gabi or Saul.

  • Koke

    If there’s one good thing about these past two games, it’s that we’ve finally been exposed. Too many damn times we’ve played awfully but some Griezmann magic or luck in the last 10 minutes got us a goal and 3 undeserved points. I don’t give a damn about people saying not to complain because this is our “style” or our “identity.” No. This is not a style, this is just playing like shit. Even with all the tons of talent we have, we are terrible going forward. At this rate we will finish behind Sevilla.

  • Rowly

    Simeone never learns. I seriously thought he’d tweak his approach this season so that we were more threatening in attack, a simple change from Koke-Gabi-Tiago/Augusto-Saul to Koke-Gabi-Saul-Gaitan could make such a difference. Instead we’re still too defensive and its cost us 4pts from 6 so far, and it could’ve been worse. 3 shots on target today is shameful, we should be battering these teams, sometimes you have to go out there and win games not just make sure you don’t lose them. Gameiro needs time to settle in, don’t sub him after an hour, especially against teams like this. Simeone is getting like Wenger, too stubborn for their own good.

  • Koke

    Next game he will add two more defensive midfielders and hope for a 93rd minute penalty or scrappy corner kick goal

  • Kris

    God awful.

  • Kris

    Yes. Very well said. Why the fuck did he take out Gameiro?

  • Kris

    Exposed means shit. Coach will continue with the same selection of players.

  • Kris

    All his fault. The starting XI is just not suitable for playing against such a defensively gritty team.

  • Atleti lover

    Reminder: our next games are against Celta Barcelona and valencia in addition to CL… what do you think? ?

  • nandes

    Tiago-Augusto-Gabi-Koke-Saúl in the mid with Thomas as a false nine. Three 0-0s

  • Kris

    I wonder how you are able to make these predictions with such confidence. hmm…Are you an insider of Simeone? or are you… El Cholo himself???

  • Carpetano

    I don’t understand why you complain…

    The majority of La Liga teams have [b]always[/b] sits back against Atlético de Madrid…

  • nandes

    Which is why we also should sit back and wait for a miracle?

  • Kris

    I think he was being sarcastic.

  • Dircil

    Because he wanted to secure a draw!

  • nandes

    Ah, sorry then

  • snᴉsɐlB

    yet….

  • aileen

    Because it was a game not a practice