Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

Follow all the action from the last ever league derby at the Vicente Calderón

Atleti need a win to close gap at the top of La Liga

Atleti need a win to close gap at the top of La Liga

It’s derby day in Madrid, as Real Madrid make the short trip across town to the Vicente Calderón for the last ever time in La Liga ahead of Atlético’s move to La Peineta next season.

Zinedine Zidane’s team are the current league leaders and have a six point advantage over their local rivals, one that Atleti will be desperate to cut to just three tonight with a win.

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

Starting XIs

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

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Kovacic, Isco; Lucas, Bale, Ronaldo

  • atleti- lover

    25 minutes… so far so BAD!

  • snᴉsɐlB

    one of the worst weeks in my life, and even the team let me down

    fuck this shit

  • Chewie

    Real clever. Atletico stupid. No thinking. No magic. Bad.

  • AndersAT

    We need to score right now. Real look like shit.

  • nandes

    Our defense has been pretty bad for quite a few games, not sure if due to personal form or a collective issue

  • nandes


  • nandes

    3 penalties conceded in 2 games, just awful

  • AndersAT

    Week this sucks

  • Maura

    I think that Griezmann was right at the beginning of the year when he says if Atletico keeps playing like this, it will be lucky to avoid relegation. The way it stands now, they won’t even make it to Europa League next season. How many minutes has it been since Atletico scored a goal?

  • Kohen

    I’m really proud of the fans today. Losing 3-0, at home, at the derby, and they are cheering like we won UCL. At times like this, we need our fans.

  • Joa Andrew

    If anything, I hate Ronaldo’s narcissistic celebrations. We deserved to lose with the way we were playing but still. I hope we can at least secure 3rd or 4th position in the table. I feel like Gameiro should be starting each game..

  • Max Huber

    It was a really hard night for Atletico and it´s fans! But it showed the gap between the top of the table and us – unfortunately! We had some great games but the last ones were awful – both defense and attack! I really don´t know how Simeone is going to handle this problem – in my opinion he has to build up the partnership between Gameiro and Griezi – Griezi as central striker – Torres is completely useless!!!

  • atleti-lover

    Bye bye la liga … let’s hope for top four… Saul, Torres and Savic were shit
    Again Simeone very bad decisions. We are in real crisis for the first time since 4 years. Sevilla and villareal are bigger than us and in better for right now

  • aileen

    Disappointing.So many mistakes :Griezmann who is visibly suffering and not in a full shape starting and playing for 90 min(!), Gameiro for Torres,Gabi out so early and first of all Savic who has probably played the weakest game in his Atletico career.Plus the referee and offsides visible only for him.And this clown Ronaldo.

  • Dircil

    Get rid off Savic and see if the defense gets any better…

  • nandes

    Gabi being subbed out was probably the biggest issue since our defense was already weak as hell before he came off

  • Kris

    Yeah we were bad, but come on guys. This ain’t the end of the world. We need to go back to the “identity” that Simeone always talks about. Be ourselves, and play our game. It was a shit game, and we were losing out on the midfield. A strong midfield is what makes us Atletico, and we didn’t quite have that tonight. Koke has been really inconsistent with his performances and Saul also not very good. Gabi was tired as fuck when he was substituted off, and I think the most recent problems come from this. Midfield is the strongest point of our game and I think we need to build that base and continue on from there. We also need the players to believe in themselves, like the fans showed they believe in them even after being 3-0 down. We’ll get back up, but it might hurt a little bit more. Aupa Atleti!

  • snᴉsɐlB

    this. bring back gimenez. i also think godin could use some rest.

  • aileen

    It was a bad decision no doubt, although it was not his best game.But more changes should be made in defence not in attack (Hernandez or Gimenez instead Godin /Savic/Juanfran) but were they on the bench even?It would make us more stable.