Atlético Madrid B have started the new season in Group I of the Segunda División with a draw. We failed to impress against newly promoted Toledo in a match which ended as it began: 0-0. New B-team coach Milinko Pantic chose to play a 4-4-2 with a diamond midfield and left out one of last season’s most consistent performers, Sergio Marcos.
You probably didn’t even realise, but Toledo hosted Atlético today to officially end the pre-season. The friendly, which was dedicated to the fans, ended as it began: 0-0. Quique Sánchez Flores used today’s match to see some of the canteranos in action, while the players got to work on their condition as nearly all of
Atlético officials graciously accepted third division squad CD Toledo’s request for a friendly, to be played today at 21:00 CET, in a match that will take place while our la Liga campaign is already underway. Manager Quique Sánchez Flores plans on resting most of his key starters and will give several backup players an opportunity to get some playing time in. Mario Suárez and Diego Costa will almost certainly make it into this evening’s starting XI.