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always tough game against them,piatti is not playing so i hope we can win.....we must continue what we started against villareal....i hope jose antonio will be inspired again to shake the defense....
 

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Haha..Piatti always screws Atlético over, maybe it's time for Crusat or Ulloa now? :howler:
 

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Players called for this match:

Goalkeepers
13 De Gea.
27 Joel.

Defenders
3 Antonio López.
14 Filipe Luis.
15 Godín.
17 Ujfalusi.
21Perea.

Midfielders
4 Mario Suárez.
5 Tiago.
8 Raúl García.
9 Elías.
12 Paulo Assunção.
19 Reyes.
20 Juanfran.
32 Koke.

Forwards
7 Forlán.
10 Agüero.
22 Diego Costa.

Valera & Fran Merida left out. Alvaro Dominguez is suspended. I am expecting the same 4-3-3 formation for this match.
 

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I am expecting the same 4-3-3 formation for this match.
Didn't you play 4-4-2 against Villarreal? Forlan and Aguero up top, Reyes and Elias on the wings, and Tiago and Mario in the middle. Unless you consider Elias a midfielder since he was playing central a bit?
 

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Didn't you play 4-4-2 against Villarreal? Forlan and Aguero up top, Reyes and Elias on the wings, and Tiago and Mario in the middle. Unless you consider Elias a midfielder since he was playing central a bit?
Yes. Elias is definately not playing as an outright winger.
 

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What's the deal with Juanfran?

Guy seems pissed, he never plays aside from right when he was purchased.

Didn't Quique ask for him?
 

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What's the deal with Juanfran?

Guy seems pissed, he never plays aside from right when he was purchased.

Didn't Quique ask for him?
Don't think Quique asked for Juanfran. Unfortunately since the winter window we have changed the formation to a 4-3-3 instead of 2 wingers and Juanfran got stuck because of that decision.
 

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de gea is the man.....this guy was fantastic,crusat is killing us....i want to see reyes making more space....
 

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Didn't you play 4-4-2 against Villarreal? Forlan and Aguero up top, Reyes and Elias on the wings, and Tiago and Mario in the middle. Unless you consider Elias a midfielder since he was playing central a bit?
It's only a 4-4-2 when the team defends, otherwise both Elías and Reyes have free roles. Elías isn't a winger, he's more of a left-sided midfielder in a 4-3-3 who leaves his position, drives in centrall and then makes runs off the ball which is something he did at Corinthians as well.

What's the deal with Juanfran?

Guy seems pissed, he never plays aside from right when he was purchased.

Didn't Quique ask for him?
Quique asked for a winger, Gil Marín and García Pitarch signed Juanfran, he said it was ok. Right now though, we're playing with a winger on the right side of the pitch, Reyes and something of a left-midfielder in Elías who opens up the whole left-wing for Filipe Luís who's used to have a whole wing to himself. He provides plenty of offensive threat but we still need a proper winger as I don't think Juanfran is enough to replace Simão who was so important to us.

Allright, so we're ahead after the first 45 minutes. We should've been a goal down though. M'Bami had a shot right away on De Gea which he saved, then he also had a cross into the penalty-area where our right side didn't control him. Forlán had a good opportunity to score a couple of minutes later, but his shot was straight at Diego Alves who made a easy save. Crusat tried to give Almería the lead and it wouldn't have been unfair some ten minutes later, his shot was saved in a great fashion by De Gea who's having a top-game. Also, besides that, they've also had two more chances through Ulloa, the first a brilliant pass from our left-side which De Gea ended up making a great save on, the second is a marking howler by the defenders who basically lost two or three players in the penalty-area after a freekick, Ulloa again, De Gea again.

Kun scored the first goal, brilliant pass by Tiago who's having another very good game so far.

The big negative is our marking and sometimes passing. The marking is ridicolously poor, we have to fix that otherwise we'll end up conceding a goal in the second half as they're strong in the air and have good crossers of the ball.

Our best players in the first half have been; 1) De Gea, 2) Tiago 3) Elías and at times guys like Kun, Filipe and Forlán who's looked much more comfortable.
 

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Almería is very strong when it comes to playing on the break and they've caught us out of position quite a few times. Atlético's players need to stop wasting possession and start marking opposing players, we could've easily have given away a goal or two, we shouldn't be leading..but we are.
 

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We never win in Almería so I'm not surprised at all. Allright then, one point is still one point, this game could've gone both ways, we were lucky to lead after the first half..but then again, it's tough with these type of games since you never know what's next. Shame about the missed chances at the end, three points would've been great, but that's life.
 

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we didnt deserve more than a point.....crusat was ****ing up our defense....and MO was killing us.....im pretty sure we can do something against REAL at the calderon....lets pray its time to finish our record against them....:)
 

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seriously this team makes me nuts, aguero and de gea are ****ing amazing but everyone else sucks balls and i hope for next season we change half this team because alot of them are terrible.
 
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