Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Espanyol

Follow all the action as the rojiblancos look for a crucial three points in La Liga

The Vicente Calderón expects...

The Vicente Calderón expects...

After the draw in El Clásico and Sevilla’s shock defeat at Granada earlier in the day, Atlético Madrid can close the gap on the chasing pack in La Liga with a win tonight vs. Espanyol.

Quique Sánchez Flores returns to the Vicente Calderón for the first time since leaving Atleti in 2011, and will be looking to extend Los Péricos eight match unbeaten streak with a result against his old side.

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

Starting XIs

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Giménez, Filipe; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro

Espanyol: Diego López; Sánchez, David López, Reyes, Aarón; Diop, Fuego, Jurado, Piatti; Léo, Gerard



  • Karlp

    Espanyol run a really tight ship (look who’s talking)
    1 of tiago/gabi/koke should be change with gaitan/correa probably. Maybe Koke because of the yellow card

  • atleti lover

    I will die if we don’t win today

  • Karlp

    are you in a life insurance bet or something?

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Hmmm

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    I hate having to point to things but Gabi or Tiago should alternate never start together

  • Zinni DUDU

    I still do not understand why are we playing these long f*cking balls when we have Griezmann and Gameiro up front?

  • Karlp

    they weren’t the one to receive it directly. Godin was the target to bring it down. For reference, see atleti goals against rostov

  • Karlp

    this must be what barca feels when facing atleti. Thank goodness oblak saved the day twice.

  • atleti lover

    I hope we play champions league next year… Greizmann was very bad. After 14 weeks we still don’t know how to score in such home games!
    So sad we lost the hope to close the gap next week is almost impossible game against villareal.
    What do you think guys of playing Europe league next year!!!!!!!!!

  • Zinni DUDU

    Yeah but you had also Torres on the field against rostov. Tell me is attacking down the wings with crosses the right way to feed griezmann and gameiro? We are playing in the attack the same way we were playing two years ago but we have now players with different styles and not diego costa and raul garcia anymore. We have to change our possesion play very fast !

  • Karlp

    well, we do a lot of short passes but their defense is so tight, so the crosses kinda needs to be done. For me, Simeone put Gaitan and Correa too late. They were the one that able to make key passes that breaks the line. No need for all Tiago/Gabi/Koke in the pitch. It’s very redundant to have all this same type of player in this type of game.

  • Karlp

    Don’t worry, many people already pointed that. I hope, now with his 100th clean sheets, Simeone won’t be so obsessed with clean sheets anymore.