Celta and Atlético de Madrid reach this match aiming for their first victory of the season. While the players of Vigo fell at Balaídos in the League debut (0-1) and were defeated at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid (2-1), our team could only tie with Alavés at the Calderón (1-1) and also against Leganés at Butarque (0-0).
Last season, Atlético won at Balaídos (0-2) with goals from Griezmann and Carrasco. There was also an encounter in the King’s Cup, ending in 0-0.
One of our major players, Juanfran Torres, spoke in press conference this Thursday to highlight the importance of the match at Balaídos against Celta, commenting that, "we only look forward to winning in Vigo." For his part, Simeone appeared in press conference in the preview to the match against Celta. The Argentinian assured: "We have a difficult match, with an intense rival and good offensive alternatives."
For this match, Diego Pablo Simeone has called 18 players to travel to Vigo. The Argentinian manager has had up to 17 absences during the national teams break, so he has only had one training to work with the whole squad.