Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Deportivo

Rojiblancos in La Liga action against a struggling Depor side at the Calderón


Atlético Madrid face Deportivo La Coruña at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday afternoon, and can move up to third in La Liga with a win after Real Madrid’s draw at Las Palmas last night.

Diego Simeone has opted to rotate for the match ahead of the midweek clash with Bayern in the Champions League, giving Ángel Correa his first start of the season after his equaliser at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe; Koke, Augusto, Gaitán, Carrasco; Griezmann, Correa

Deportivo: Lux; Laure, Albentosa, Arribas, Navarro; Guilherme, Borges, Borja Valle, Colak; Fajr, Andone

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Ok… Two injuries and a red card are the talking points of the first half.

    I haven’t seen much from Correa so far but we need to be more creative than we have been so far. Also I think referees have to start protecting our players like they do with the “big clubs”

  • Zinni DUDU

    I still do not get how carrasco is getting so much playing time. Would be better to play with the same line up in putting for carassco either torres or gameiro..

  • Kris

    Fuck, two injuries….goddamnit. Might be tougher in the 2nd half if with only 10 men, and if Depor decide to park the bus, it’s gonna be hard to break them down. Gaitan has been the best player in the match so far. Great passes and runs.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I think we should bring him more centrally tho. His crosses aren’t that good plus that’s not the best option for this game

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Good second half and a well deserved win but we need to learn how to kill teams off properly to be honest.

  • snᴉsɐlB

    oh man, lucas was awesome

  • Koke

    I only caught the second half but I must say that I am extremely proud and pleased with Cholo’s transformation between the first two draws and now. He has finally started doing what many fans have been craving for a long time now, playing Koke deeper, sacrificing one or two CMs, playing more creative attacking players, etc. Yes, this was another one of those games where we were saved by a late Griezmann goal, but it wasn’t like the ones in the last two seasons that we disliked – we actually pushed hard for goals, played attacking football, and continued to try to score even after 1-0. Yes, perhaps the players still aren’t becoming the monstrous attacking machines they can and should be, but this seems like a very new impetus in the Atleti gameplan, so they will keep learning and then in no time will be routinely terrorizing defenses, so long as Cholo keeps giving them the free reign they deserve.

    From what I saw Gameiro looked pretty good. The goals will come, I’m sure of it. He’s definitely getting very involved in the attacking play with his great runs and movement.

    The Augusto and Gimenez losses are huge. I suppose on the bright sides, Lucas will get more minutes now (he deserves more) and Simeone may not be able to revert back to old habits of playing too many CMs (Koke will probably have to play deeper all the time now next to Gabi or Saul). However, against Bayern I think Augusto would have been an incredibly important player to have. I’m still confident in our team though.

  • AndersAT

    Yeah it was an ok match. I was a bit worried for a second there. But the goal wasn’t that late, and it looked like it had to come at some point. We were pressing and making a lot of chances so all in all a good game.

    Great assist by Gameiro. Gaitan also looked good.