Atlético will face off against Catalan side RCD Espanyol today, in the final of the 56th edition of the Carranza Trophy at 22:15 (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). The Rojiblancos defeated hosts Cádiz on Friday evening 1-1, and went through 6-5 on penalties. Espanyol fended off current holders Sevilla last night. The game ended 1-1, but Espanyol went through 4-1 in the shootout.
Our young goalkeeper Joel was the hero in today’s semi final of the Trofeo Ramón de Carranza against Cádiz. The canterano pulled off some great saves and stopped a penalty in the decisive shoot-out. Quique Sánchez Flores started with a B-team today, as most of today’s starters will probably be reserves during the season. They did make for a spectacular match though, with a motivated home side.
Atlético takes part in the prestigious Ramón de Carranza Trophy as its most successful participant, having won the event a record eight times. The rojiblancos will kickoff against organisers and Segunda División B side Cádiz CF today at 22:00 (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). Filipe Luis and Sergio Agüero have both been included in Quique’s squad for the game.