Liga BBVA | J14 |Levante vs Club Atlético de Madrid
Atletico take on Levante in the 14th match day of Liga BBVA. After a good showing in their last away match Atletico squandered a good position in their last 2 matches, both at home. The loss to Espanyol at home was bad but the misery was compunded when they lost to Aris with the same score of 2-3 leaving them at the brink of elimination of the Europa League which they won last season.
De Gea and Dominguez were at spotlight in the mid week match for all the wrong reasons as their mistakes allowed the opponent to score the unexpected victory and hand a shock to the Atletico supporters.
Saturday' opponent Levante is sitting 2 places above the relegation spot with 10 points and Atleti would need to pull their socks up and get all the 3 points in this away match to stop this mini slide. Aguero, who obtained Spanish citizenship this week, is lucky enough to avoid any suspension after kicking Luis Garcia last week.
The following players are called up by Quique:
13 De Gea
3 Antonio López
14 Filipe Luis
4 Mario Suárez
8 Raúl García
11 Fran Mérida
22 Diego Costa
I am not expecting any major change or revolution with the line up except that Assuncao should reclaim his place after missing out on the last 3 matches. I believe he was missed in the last 2 matches as his presence provides good cover to the defensive line. Aguero is on a nice scoring spree and one can expect goals to be added to his tally.
The match is at 1800 CET.