Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano by Isaiah
In the last game before the break Atletico had an excellent performance and scored four goals against Chelsea for the European Super Cup, a score that could be higher as Atletico triumphed during all 90 minutes, with Falcao in great form scoring three goals.
This was the last match of Atletico, as the game against Betis was postponed and tonight they are back in action for the first time since August 31. The team is in good shape as Simeone admitted, and although they face a courageous opponent, he stated that they are going to win.
All players that had international duties returned healthy from their obligations, with Falcao in great form as he scored two goals in two matches with Colombia national team, reaching eight goals in the last four games. Defensive midfielder Tiago, who missed from the Super Cup due to punishment, is back to the squad, otherwise there is no problems at all.
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Rayo Vallecano had a very mediocre performance to the last game before the break against Sevilla, where the opponents lost two penalty kicks, and despite playing with ten men from 68' due to elimination of goalkeeper Rubén, Rayo Vallecano should be happy with the 0-0 draw.
Rayo Vallecano will miss penalized goalkeeper Rubén, while valuable defensive midfielder and captain of the team Javi Fuego overcame his injury and is ready to play, the same goes on for midfielder Piti.
With the excitement of winning the Super Cup, Atletico Madrid is hungry for a good result at home, and the fact that they are fresher than Rayo, just cause they played their last game back in the end of August, should give them the advantage. Rayo Vallecano will rely on counterattacks as usual, and if Atletico will score early, this can go really wrong for them.
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