Matchday LIVE: Real Sociedad vs. Atlético

Follow all the action as Cholo's men go in search of three points at Anoeta

Big game in prospect for the red and whites

Big game in prospect for the red and whites

Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action on Saturday afternoon, making the trip to San Sebastián for a clash against an in-form Real Sociedad side at Anoeta.

With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla all playing tomorrow, the rojiblancos have the chance to draw first blood for the weekend and move top of the table – at least temporarily – with a win.

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

Starting XIs

Real Sociedad: Rulli; Martínez, Mikel, Navas, Yuri; Illarra, Zurutuza, Prieto, Vela, Oyarzabal; Willian José

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

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    And it goes back to what i last said about Gabi. He hasn’t been playing well imo

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Not being pessimistic but today doen’t feel like a day we’ll be picking up points

  • AndersAT

    Well this sucks… we haven’t been great since before the Sevilla game.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I can’t watch this anymore

  • Koke

    We need a creative CAM. I don’t want to bring up Oliver Torres again but he’s a type of player that would be very useful to us. Even if not him, someone like Silva, Eriksen, Coutinho, etc. Someone that can stay behind the three forwards and create for them, but also stay in the midfield and bring the ball up. Griezmann is still doing SO much for our team (don’t be fooled by his lack of goals in recent games.) The problem is that many of the jobs Griezmann is doing are jobs that we should give to another attacking midfielder, so that Griezmann can go further up the field and do what he does best: score goals. Playing 4 forwards is not nearly as bad as playing 4 CMs, but neither is optimal. 3 forwards and 3 midfielders is ideal, as long as one of the midfielders is really attack minded. Maybe Gaitan or Thomas can fill that role?

    Correa is very very sloppy and inexperienced sometimes, but obviously very talented. I’m not saying that based on just today, but on this whole season. Maybe a loan move would’ve been good so that he could play every game? Well, it’s never gonna happen now that we have a transfer ban. I hope Simeone moulds him the way he did with Costa, Griezmann, Carrasco, etc.

    Thomas needs to play more. He has certain attributes that nobody else in our squad has. He’s very talented and underrated. Hope Simeone gives him more chances.

    It really sucks to drop more points. We can’t win every game 7-1, but the past few games have been very concerning. What happened to the Atleti that was so defensively sound and good at corners? I definitely like the attacking Atleti much more, but I don’t see why we can’t have the best of both worlds. I don’t think we’re conceding more because we’re playing more attackingly, I think it’s because of worse concentration. At least the Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Sevilla all still have to play one another twice this season, so plenty of room for our rivals to drop more points.