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Today at the Mestalla, Valencia and Atletico de Madrid will face each other in a game where Atletico Madrid will try to emerge victorious for the sixth time in a row against a team who are not going through their best form at the moment.

Atletico Madrid stand second in the table with three points less than Real Sociedad but with two games in hand. Due to Covid-19, Luis Suarez and Lucas Torreria will both miss the game whilst Diego Costa and Hector Herrera miss the game due to injuries.

Valencia on the other hand needs a win to gain some confidence back. Valecia have their full team ready execept Jose Luis Gayá and Jasper Cillessen who are both injured.

Carlos Acosta will join you during the broadcast of the match.


Lineups:

Valencia

Atletico Madrid

Match officials: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea

VAR: Alejandro Hernández Hernández


There will be a minute of silence for Juan Sol and Diego Maradona.

1´KICKOFF.

Atletico Madrid starts the game.


Impressive start from Atletico Madrid, pressing and having the initiative of the game.


6´FIRST SHOT ON TARGET

Uros Racic do not clear the ball quite well, ends up in Correa´s boots who has a very weak shot. Easy for Jaume Domenech.


8´FREE KICK

Carlos Soler tests Jan Oblak in a freekick by shooting to the keeper post.


12´SAVE

Thomas Lemar cuts inside and shoots from outside the box making Jaume to stretch and deflect it to the corner.


16´

Atletico are mostly dominating the game but the only chance created has been Lemar´s shpot.

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22´MISS

Carlos Soler chips it over the defense and Racic runs in behind and gets a corner out of a bad cross which almost went in.


27´SHOT

Yunus Musah takes a shot but goes too wide.


28´BOOKED

Racic gets the first yellow card of the game.

The Serbian elbows connects with Marcos Llorente face when trying to protect the ball.


33´SAVE

Lemar really close to score an own goal.

Daniel Wass crosses the ball and Lemar in the attempt to clear it, he heads it backwards and Oblak has to dive to block the ball.


36´CLOSE

Saul cross goes deep as Correa does not reach the ball fast enough.


38´SAVE

Lemar cuts inside to takae the shot with his left foot but once again Jaume makes the sabe and deflects it to a corner.

Unlucky Lemar who has been the biggest threat today.

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41´MISS

Corner for Atletico Madrid in which Jose Maria Gimenez fails to score on the half volley. Over the bar.


42´JAUME

Decent shot from Correa looking for the far post but Jaume goes down quickly and saves it.


43´BOOKED

Saul grabs Manu Vallejo who was about to start a counterattack.


45´LAST PLAY

Llorente takes the last shot of the first half however, the shot goes wide.

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HALFTIME

No goals from neither of them in the first half in Mestalla.

It has mostly been all about Atletico Madrid, the team who has had most of the chances and the team which have been threating Jaume´s goal.

Lemar the best from Diego Pablo Simeone´s team and Guedes from Javi Gracia´s.

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45´SECOND HALF

Valencia kicks off. Will they play for the draw or the three points?


46´SUBSTITUTION


49´

Joao Felix delivers a through ball to Saul but the Spanish and Portuguese player do not understand each other.


54´WAAAAASSSSS!

The Valencia defender deflected a shot from Lemar to a corner when Jaume was on the ground after deflecting a shot from Llorente.

WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ATLETICO!


57´SUBSTITUTION

Hugo Guillamon leaves the game injured and Eliaquim Mangala replaces him.

The referee shows Guillamon a yellow card after not following his instructions meaning that he will miss next game as it is his fifth yellow card.


60´SUBSTITUTION

Saul is off and Carrasco has 30 minutes to give Atletico the win.


62´BOOKED

Correa is booked after fouling Guedes.

Another yellow for another Atletico Madrid player.


65´DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION

Geoffrey Kondogbia is playing against his former club. Not very loved in the club as he left one month ago when the season started and the transfer window was closed.

68´FOUL

Manu Vallejo fouls Joao Felix close to the box and it is a good chance for Atletico to score.


69´

Koke decides to cross the ball instead of taking the shot but Wass and Gimenez collide.


70´TRIPLE SUBSTITUTION


76´BOOKED

Marcos Llorente is given a yellow card due to his reaction after not giving credit to the foul called by the referee.


79´GOOOAAALLL!

Carrasco dribbles Soler, puts the ball into the box and Toni Lato who could not do anything about it, scores an own goal as it bounces off him and goes inside the goal. Atletico Madrid take the lead when there are 10 minutes left.

Unlucky Lato.

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81´BOOKED

Joao Felix recieves a yellow card after preventing the ball from being played.


83´BOOKED

Koke gets booked as he lifts his leg to high and contacting with Thierry Correia´s face.


84´SUBSTITUTION

Wass gets subbed off and the last sub for Javi Gracia is Jason.

More offensive players to try an equalise the game.


90+4 STOPPAGE TIME

De Burgos adds four more minutes to the game.


90+1 CHANCE

Carrasco on the counterattack runs forwards, gets in the box and delivers a pass back to Joao Felix who shoots but gets blocked by Mangala.


END

Important win for los colchoneros who are right now leaders of La Liga with one game in hand.

Lato´s own goal was enough for Atletico Madrid to win after a good game where they dominated and had the best chances of the game.

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