Official stoppage time (minutes): 4
Tooor for Valencia CF, 0:2 by Hugo Duro
Yunus Musah (Valencia CF) is shown a yellow card.
And the next card. This time it hits the goalscorer, who hits the opponent lying on the ground with his high leg. He shouldn’t do that.
The game is played pretty hard here by both teams. If this continues, at least one player will be sent off here.
Yellow card for Dimitri Foulquier (Valencia CF)
The defender receives a warning for a foul on João Félix near the penalty area.
Yellow card for Mario Hermoso (Atlético Madrid)
The referee gives Mario Hermoso a yellow card for complaining.
The guests have now earned the lead. Since taking the lead, they’ve been in half the guests almost constantly and have had one set piece after the other. But there is often a lack of precision to really create a goal threat.
Almost the big chance for Valencia! After a corner from the left, Hugo Duro gets the ball at the far post. But he is too surprised and cannot control the ball from four meters away.
Valencia stays on the trigger here. After a free kick from the left, Hugo Guillamón shoots in the direction of goal from 18 meters. His weak shot is blocked, but promptly lands back at Valencia. But Carlos Soler’s follow-up shot from a similar position is too harmless. Oblak can certainly take that.
Good news for all Valencia fans: Carlos Soler can continue playing after a long break from treatment.
Yellow card for Koke (Atlético Madrid)
Bad foul by the captain on Carlos Soler. In midfield he straddles Soler with his legs stretched out. The guests even demand a dismissal, which you can definitely give.
Tooor for Valencia CF, 0-1 thanks to Yunus Musah
The guests surprisingly take the lead here. After a liberation Gonçalo Guedes wins the sprint duel against Mario Hermoso the sprint duel. He drives the ball forward from the center line and then crosses it to Musah’s left. He dribbles into the penalty area and shoots from 15 meters into the short corner.
Now Oblak just had to hold on to a ball for the first time. After a side shift to the left, Gonçalo Guedes gets a head on the ball in the penalty area. His attempt from a central position of 14 meters is too weak to be really dangerous.
Atlético controls the game, but have not yet found a solution against the defensive bulwark of the guests. That’s why there have hardly been any chances for Diego Simeone’s team so far.
Foulquier and de Paul collide a little when Valencia free-kicks off the field. The referee saw that and warned the two afterwards. But the free kick brings nothing.
Lemar takes the free kick briefly and is then supposed to get the ball back. But the pass is too long, so it goes out of the gate.
Thierry Correia (Valencia CF) is shown a yellow card.
The right-back steps squarely on Koke’s foot in midfield. Absolutely justified warning.
Valencia has only focused on defending so far. They hardly ever launch a relief attack. And when they are in the opposing half, the passes are too imprecise.
Madrid have another chance. Renan Lodi crosses from the left into the middle. From there the ball comes to Suárez, who does not get the ball from eight meters to the left in the direction of the goal.
At Valencia, it turns out that they are playing with a five-man chain again. They fooled the public a bit.
Lemar fired the first shot on goal of the game. His attempt from the left is 17 meters away but one meter to the left of the goal.
In the first few minutes, the home side try to control the game. Proper ball relays have not yet come about.
The game has just stopped. Referee Isidro Diaz de Meira has problems with his microphone. The fourth official has to fix the problem.
Madrid kick off and initially play towards their fan stands in the well-filled stadium.
The kick-off at the Wanda Metropolitano will be delayed a bit. Only now do both teams enter the field.
But he changed his tactics a bit. Instead of 5-3-2, he now relies on a 4-4-2. Carlos Soler is now back in the starting XI. Left-back Toni Lato is also new to the team as Gayà is suspended against Sevilla following his yellow-red card. In addition, Jaume stands in for Cillessen, who is injured, in goal.
On the other hand, Valencia want to close the gap on the hosts. A win would put them just one point behind Atlético. That’s why coach Bordalás wants to add to the 1-1 draw against Sevilla.
That’s why Simeone has made the switch and brings another striker into play in Luis Suárez. In addition, Giménez replaces Felipe Monteiro in central defense and Lemar comes on for Correa. Herrera, on the other hand, only sits on the bench.
Atlético has been waiting for a win for three games. After two defeats in a row, coach Diego Simeone’s team wants to get back on the road to success. The home fans should also be appeased after they threw stones at their bus after the cup was eliminated. So a win is needed, especially since that is also important in the fight for entry into the Champions League.
Hello and welcome to the league match between Atlético Madrid and Valencia CF. Kick-off is at 9 p.m.