This Saturday, Atlético de Madrid will face Sporting de Gijon in El Molinón, keeping their hopes high after last week’s exciting and tense fixture against Celta de Vigo in the Vicente Calderón.
Kick-off is set for 13:00 CET.
If the Rojiblancos win, they will be an inch closer to third place. Although, we have to take into account that Sevilla plays the same day against Eibar: if Sevilla loses, we will be one point off third.
Last match, Torres gifted us with an unbelievable and beautiful goal. We are hoping he will stay in form and score at the Molinón. Also, Atleti fans throughout the globe are hoping Griezmann will have a stellar 90 minutes and recover his ‘griezzy’ magic, since he scored just at the 88th minute.
As far as our past matches with Sporting go, last September, the Rojiblancos crushed them 5-0 at the Calderón, with both Griezmann and Torres snatching ‘dobletes’ and Gameiro scoring the other.
However, Atleti will face Sporting with some concerns on the defensive end of the team. Simeone and numerous fans were disappointed at the poor defense shown against Celta and hope the team will be more concentrated against the Gijoneses. Oblak has begun training with the team after a lengthy injury, but Moyá will likely start this Saturday.
Sporting are currently flirting with relegation and have to win in order keep their LaLiga hopes alive. Last weekend, they beat Leganés, but are still in a tough spot after having lost three of their last five matches.
Cholo praised his team’s effort after beating Celta and is hopeful for the same attitude against Sporting. “We have found again what makes us feel best in the field” were his words in today’s press conference.
Three points will always be essential for the team’s success.
The Squad list for this Saturday is as following:
Goalkeepers: Moyá, Moreira
Defenders: Filipe, Savić, Vrsaljko, Lucas, Giménez
Midfielders: Koke, Saúl, Carrasco, Gabi, Thomas, Gaitán, Caio
Forwards: Griezmann, Torres, Correa, Gameiro.