Matchday LIVE: Alavés vs. Atlético

Follow all the action as rojiblancos look for three points at the Mendizorrotza

Atleti looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon

Atleti looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon

In the midst of a busy Copa del Rey run, it’s back to La Liga today for Atlético Madrid as they take on fellow cup semi-finalists Alavés in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Atleti are without captain Gabi due to suspension, but despite the fixture congestion, Diego Simeone has opted to send out a full strength line-up for the visit.

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

Starting XIs

Alavés: Pacheco; Femenia, Laguardia, Feddal, Theo; Llorente, Camarasa, Manu Garcia, Ibai Gómez; Toquero, Deyverson

Atlético: Moyà; Vrsaljko, Godín, Giménez, Filipe; Koke, Saúl, Gaitán, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro



  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I hope we lose so that the board finally decided to kick Simeone out. #SimeoneOut

  • Gabi

    Your such an idiot! Just leave already man!

  • Vagabond Messi

    Once again we’ve ” Midfield Maestro” Saul starting . He has to be in starting line up from a meaningless CDR match to important league match.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I hate saul but he has no other option. All other options are injured or suspended.

  • Vagabond Messi

    I know it, but even when other options are available , he plays all matches from CDR to Liga. I’m not against playing him , now i’ve made peace with whatever Simeone’s decisions are. But it’s better to play a Saul who’s fresh than a Saul who plays almost every single match from CDR to Liga. He’s a CM , he’s not MSN who don’t have to work as hard as Midfielders and take all mileage on legs. Even Modric, Kroos get rotated to keep themselves fit and Fresh.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    That is stubborn Simeone he never changes even when he knows he’s wrong. Just like the traitor el Sisi in Egypt. They should both jsut leave!

  • Mina Singh

    Get over youself! Nobody cares about your ssisi!.! Stop brining politics here this is Atleti fan site not Egypt parliament

  • Karlp

    what a very bad start

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    No shit Sherlock . I already said we are gonna loose

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Get rid of that troll somehow

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Yeah man they keep swearing at me every time. I just ignore them because I can’t block them

  • Karlp

    losing the midfield completely

  • Zinni DUDU

    What the fuck? We only have 27 % possesion. Are we playing against bayern or Barcelona? We are fucked on wednesday

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    You’re a troll. I actually know the difference. Please just stop trying to ruin the guys image for heavens sake

  • Karlp

    godin has been playing very risky game lately

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    They keep trolling but it doesn’t bother me

  • Zinni DUDU

    He is not the real Ahmad or?

  • Zinni DUDU

    Did you saw sauls passing rate? 40% hahahahahahahhahaha

  • Kris

    YESS!! You can finally block him because he created a disqus account. Just block him man and you won’t see his shit again.

  • Karlp

    thank god we didn’t concede yet

  • Kris

    Click on his profile, does his comment history look anything like Ahmad’s? No . That means he’s a troll.

  • Karlp

    losing the midfield completely

  • Squinty63

    Such sprinters that alaves team ?

  • Zinni DUDU

    If Simeone wants to play 30 % possesion, why did we bought Gaitan and Gameiro? I swear by god we could have three Griezmanns in attack and our game would be still shit. The players we have changed but Simeone tactics are not changing. I hate to say this but Simeone has to go. It is the same with Klopp and Dortmund: A heart breaking story which needs to have an end

  • Zinni DUDU

    Did you see how funny it was when Gameiro was juming around? It makes me really sad that a player like Gameiro gets only long balls

  • Vagabond Messi

    I’ve realised few things that seems to have created problems in attacking department 1- if you looked last season closely our most of attack were spearheaded by our fullbacks and supported by Griezmann. 2- our players pass ball without sense as soon as they get it . None of our players try to keep ball longer and build on posession. 3- biggest myth in football is that we struggle only against teams who park bus, no it’s not , we’re not even a counter attacking side , we struggle even when teams go all out against us. Don’t mistake one or two individual moment of brilliance for a counter attacking system.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Well we still have Saul. He had passing rate of 40 %. Clap Clap Clap. The funny thing is that Alaves is not even parking the bus. They are playing so dominant and brave that I have to say they should win

  • lukas

    Then what do you suggest? Tiago and Augusto are injured, Gabi is suspended and Thomas is playing for his national team.

  • Dude

    Atletico Madrid B

  • Squinty63

    Right he’s no jumper hes made like a boulder

  • Squinty63

    If we had two griezmanns that would be enough. One in midfield and the other in front.

  • Ahmad Musa

    Oh!!! My Thomas Simeone just hate you guy. Saul is better than you? Hell no this guy is showing Simeone What we lacking midfield.

  • Vagabond Messi

    As much as i dislike Saul as a midfielder, i’ve to say that our CMs are not told to keep posession or play quick passes , that only works when you’re a super pressing teams with 2CMs who hold the strings in midfield. We can do better if our CMs(not including Saul) hold the ball for longer and build on posession patiently . Look how we wasted our last 13minutes against AB trying to play quick passes when we could’ve build on slow posession and atleast gave ball to our striekrs near the penalty areas.

  • Vagabond Messi

    Don’t say anything, Saul fanboys will attack you.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Shut up man

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Idiot

  • Karlp

    really not looking good for gameiro’s future. Loss his confidence.

  • Vagabond Messi

    Wtf man, took off Carrasco?

  • Karlp

    From Carrasco’s & Gameiro’s reaction, at least the player’s know this is probably one of their worst game.

  • Karlp

    are you a real person or just a robot?

  • Ahmad “Sadam” Hossainy

    Cholo out!!! Bring in Mourinho or Guardiola!

  • Kris

    Gaitan so bad.

  • Karlp

    damn gaitan

  • Squinty63

    Why gaitan… why?!

  • Every Moron Here

    Cholo is an idiot! Gaitan should always start he’s our most creative player.

  • Unlucky Brian

    Fields all offensive players still not satisfied.

  • Kris

    Fucking wow. All players terrible except Moya and Gimenez. Shit tactics too.

  • MSN y BBC

    Jajaja

  • Vegabond Messi

    You’re shit

  • Squinty63

    ? im happy with the draw. So glad quick gimenez was there today instead of savic

  • Karlp

    out-paced, out-classed, out-muscled
    silver lining: draw, theo plays good #everycloud

  • Squinty63

    Think hes in the africa cup of nations currently

  • AnonX

    Never seen such a disjointed performance from this team for quite some long time..
    Tonight we have butter-feet everybody !! Except Moya and probabaly Gimenez.

    Just play the usual 4-3-3 formation. Stop tweaking around, it’s already the second half of the season.

  • Zinni DUDU

    How are you talking with you litle fat troll?

  • Zinni DUDU

    His partens are actually sister and brother

  • Aqil Azhan

    Juanfran should’ve played.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Why are you so aggressive man? I know that your father/uncle is gone after he made youre mother pregnant to buy a “cigarett”.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Juanfran should be sold to china. A player who is even to stupid to shoot a penalty in to the middle of the goal.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Kevin “Lord” Gameiro aka. smurf/gnome is not the right guy for our system. I will repeat my dam self over and over again. Simeone is to stupid to change our way of playing that means we are playing all time long fucking long balls. Who should hold them up? A player who is 173 cm big? Torres is shit aswell but he is able to win the headers and hold up the ball which allows us to keep possesion that means the whole team performs than better. Actually Torres was today our best man in attack though he did nothing than to hold up the ball and win a freekick and that is really horrific. I hope against Barca Torres, Griezmann and Carrasco will be playing with Gameiro far away from the lineup. And Gaitan is showing nothing special to this moment.

  • Zinni DUDU

    Gameiro looks always so stupid. In germany we are used to make jokes about people with the name “KEVIN”

  • Zinni DUDU

    For me Gameiro is something like a white and small Jackson Martinez

  • Zinni DUDU

    Gnome/smurf are the right words my friend