Atleti ended their first game of the preseason with victory and a trophy, in a 4-2 win over Numancia on Sunday. Cholo Simeone fielded the strongest line-up possible for the opening half. Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Demichelis, Filipe, Gabi, Mario, Koke, Arda, Adrián and Diego Costa played a 4-4-2 formation, with Arda and Koke on the
On the last day of the transfer window, youngsters Borja González and Leandro Cabrera were loaned out to Real Murcia and Numancia, respectively. At Atlético, the chances of being handed playing time were slim for the duo, who will now likely see plenty of action in la Liga Adelante.
Atlético forward Ibrahima Baldé, currently on loan at Segunda División side Numancia, was robbed in Senegal over the Christmas break by his taxi driver on the way to the Dakar airport. Ibra’s passport was among the stolen items, and he must now wait for a new one before he can travel back to Spain.
Atlético have sold two promising young players from Atlético B today. Our second team’s forwards Cédric Mabwati and Jorge Molino have both found a new club. Jorge Molino joins Real Murcia, whilst Cédric Mabwati, a Congolese winger, has signed for Segunda División side Numancia. A buyback option was included in both transfers.