First game of the year is a big one. It’s in our very own world-reknown Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. We also started last year with a big game, but let’s not get into that right now. Atletico is the team we are truly competing with, and we’ve been making a hash of that since Simeone has been at the helm. Let’s also not get into his record against us either.
Today is 3rd vs 2nd respectively, with 2 points between both teams. The gap with the chasing pack is also decreasing — why does Alavés refuse to lose? — and after 30-odd games played this season already, this can sort of feel like a new campaign.
Gnagnon - Carriço - Gómez
Navas - Sarabia - Mesa - Escudero
Ben Yedder - André Silva
I respect the opposition, but they aren’t unbeatable. Let’s go for all 3 points. VAMOS MUCHACHOS¡!