It didn’t take long for David Villa to make a mark for Atlético Madrid. On Saturday he made his official debut for Los Rojiblancos against Las Palmas and it took El Guaje just 40 minutes to score his first goal.
Tomorrow night we start off a new Copa del Rey campaign against Universidad de Las Palmas. Quique Sánchez has decided to rest Paulo Assunção and Simão, while Diego Forlán has been left in Madrid to do individual work. Jorge Pulido and Alberto Perea do return to the match selection, as Atlético start their cup campaign in search of their tenth Copa del Rey title.
Atlético Madrid will start its hunt for the tenth Copa del Rey on the Canary Islands.We were drawn to Universidad de Las Palmas in the Cup, with the first leg being played on the Islands on 27 October. The return leg is two weeks later in Madrid, on 10 November.