Atletico Madrid will face this game wanting to stay leaders of La Liga. Today, a game against Valladolid, a team that doesn´t know defeat for the last three games. Luis Suarez comes back after testing positive in Covid.
Valladolid need a win against Atletico Madrid. After Levante´s win this morning, they seek a victory in order to get out of relegation positions.
Carlos Acosta will guide you through the match.
Match official: Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes
VAR: Jesus Gil Manzano
Atletico Madrid starts the game. A win would mean staying as leaders for at least one more week.
Angel Correa has the first chance of the game. The Argentinian cuts in twice and shoots from outside the box. Surprisingly, Jordi Masip doesn´t block the shot and Suarez who is very smart, gets the ball and tries dribbling Masip but the attempt wasn´t the best.Embed from Getty Images
The referee stops the game due to a problem with his earpiece.
Ruben Alcaraz tries surprising Jan Oblak from a long distance as the keeper wasn´t close to the goal. The shot went wide.
Atletico Madrid and Valladolid are testing each other having both of them a couple of approaches.
Another shot but this time from Oscar Plano. Valladolid are testing Oblak from long distances. They must remember that Atletico Madrid have only conceded twice this season.
Saul delivers a through ball to Lemar who runs down the left wing to then cross it but Masip comes out and blocks it.
Stefan Savic gets booked after a harsh foul on Kike Perez.
Valladolid are standing up to Atletico Madrid. Los pucelanos are pressing high and taking shots from everywhere they can. Very brave from their behalf.Embed from Getty Images
Luis Suárez’s shot from inside the area does not go on target after a cross from Thomas Lemar.
Saul Ñiguez delivered a no-look pass to Suarez who´s touch was not the best. However, the linesman raised his flag.
Vitolo gets a yellow card not for the foul but for the complaint.
The referee adds three more minutes to this first half. Most of it due to the issues with the referee´s earpiece.
Marco André has the last chance of the first half. The player drives forward, takes the shot but Savic blocks the shot and clears it.
No goals for now in a game where there has not been any clear dominance and even less chances.
Atletico Madrid are not feeling quite comfortable as Valladolid are doing a grear job at defending. A couple of attempts from Correa and Lemar who have been the most active.
Valladolid in change, intend to have the ball and finish their plays as soon as possible. It has not been a bad start for the them and the way they have proposed their game shows how much of a brave team they are.Embed from Getty Images
Valladolid start the second half.
First substitution from Atletico Madrid:
Vitolo comes off probably due to the yellow card shown previously. Marcos Llorente will replace him.
Third yellow card for Atletico Madrid. It´s now Luis Suarez who gets a yellow card for the same reason as Vitolo.
Kieren Trippier blocks Ruben Alcaraz´s volley. If the English weren´t there, the ball would´ve gone in surely.
First yellow card for a Valladolid player. Javi Sanchez gets a yellow card as his hand made contact with Correa´s face.
Correa turns around really quick and falls as Roque Mesa hinders him when the Argentinian tried to shoot.
The referee confirms that nothing happened. Goal kick.
Lemar takes the lead!
Lemar taps in a low cross from Trippier which was meant for Suarez. The French scores for the first time since April 2019.Embed from Getty Images
More changes from Atletico Madrid:
Koke and Joao Felix come in for Saul and Correa.
59´FROM THE CENTRE-HALF
Suarez tried it from the centre-half but Masip knew how to return in time to the goal and save it without any problem.
Toni Villa and Shon Weissman play the last 30 minutes of the game and Jota and Kike get subbed of.
Simeone makes his fourth substitution:
Atletico Madrid have never been behind in the score in La Liga this season. Proving everyone their defensive strength.
Felipe close from scoring a great header.
Closer the 2-0 than the equaliser.
Marcos Llorente is a beast!
Great header from Trippier which leaves Marcos Llorente ready to drive throguh with power and strenght. The player on a one on one against Masip, finishes really good and extends the scoreboard even more.Embed from Getty Images
Quick reaction from Sergio Gonzalez who makes a double substitution:
Michel Herrero and Saidy Janko come in
Pablo Hervias and Nacho Martinez leave the pitch.
Lemar leaves the game after a great performance and Lucas Torreria plays again after recovering from Covid-19.
80´THE BRACE IS CLOSE
Llorente is close to get his second goal. Recieves a through ball but the shot goes too wide.
Yellow card for Roque Mesa after fouling Llorente.
El Yamiq is subbed in for Javi Sanchez due to an ankle injury.
Hector Herrera steps on Oscar Plano and Gonzalez Fuerte is forced to show the player a yellow card.
Gonzalez Fuertes adds three more minutes to this game. Another win for Atletico Madrid.
END (ATM 2-0 VLL)
Atletico Madrid beat Valladolid as expected. Next week, against rivals Real Madrid which could be a very decisive game.
Good game from Atletico Madrid which played very compacted and again another clean sheet for Oblak who has only conceded twice this season in 10 games.
In reverse, Valladolid remains in the relegation positions despite their great effort in the first half.