Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Live Diego Simeone extended his Atletico Madrid contract until 2022 this week, but he will not be in a celebratory mood when he comes to name his lineup against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.The Argentine has a number of injury problems to contend with. He will have one eye on on next Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Juventus, but knows that returning to winning ways in La Liga is a priority after two consecutive defeats.
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Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Live
Date : Saturday, February 16,2019
Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano live
Rayo Vallecano seriously compromised their top flight status with back-to-back losses to Leganes and Espanyol in last two rounds.Los Franjirojos fell into the relegation zone as a consequence of such defeats and they will face hard times bouncing back on Saturday afternoon against local rivals Atletico Madrid.
The visitors won’t enter the game in the highest of spirits themselves, but they are massive favourites ahead of the tie.Atletico lost 1-0 at Real Betis and 1-3 to Real Madrid in last two rounds. They did not lose touch with Barcelona at the top of the standings as Blaugrana also slipped-up in past two rounds.
However, Diego Simeone’s men did fall down to third place after the mentioned loss to current Champions League holders Real Madrid who are now one point away in second.
Jan Oblak (GK) – The Slovenian goalkeeper will be determined to bounce back after conceding three goals in a league game for the first time this season.Santiago Arias (RB) – Signed from PSV Eindhoven last summer, Arias seems to have nailed down his spot at right back ahead of Juanfran.
Diego Godin (CB) – Godin missed the recent defeat at Betis with a muscle injury, but returned to play the full 90 minutes against Real Madrid last week.Jose Gimenez (CB) – After a first half of the season blighted by injury, Gimenez is finally back to full fitness and has started Atletico’s last seven games in all competitions.
Filipe Luis (LB) – Luis hasn’t started for Atletico in over two months and only just returned from an injury lay-off, but with Lucas Hernandez ruled out, the Brazilian will be forced to step up.Angel Correa (RM) – Correa’s sister was arrested in connection with a drug cartel this week. Hopefully he’ll be the right frame of mind to start on Saturday.
Saul Niguez (CM) – Saul’s versatility makes him a manager’s dream, having played across the midfield and even at left back this season. In Koke’s continued absence, he’ll be needed in central midfield.
Rodri (CM) – Surprisingly rested against Real Madrid last week, Rodri will be recalled after Thomas Partey was sent off against Los Blancos.