Jornada 2: Atlético Madrid v RCD Mallorca
Posted by atleti on August 31, 2007
Just a brief reminder: Atleti host RCD Mallorca this Sunday. For those of us outside of Spain, it’s unclear (at least to me) on whether it’ll be available on our football channels because of the ridiculous TV rights dispute (over here, I get GolTV and they only have Zaragoza v Racing confirmed). I don’t think I can suffer through another non-Atleti-viewing weekend- bleah!
In any case, RCD Mallorca come off of a convincing 3-0 home win against Levante and will no doubt hope to come away with a point(s) this Sunday. Atleti want to win the first home fixture of the season and prove to their supporters (and the rest of Liga for that matter) that we are indeed top contenders. On paper, we’ve added some incredible talent, now it’s time to walk the walk. The 1st round against M*drid was always going to be a tough way to start the season. Now that we’ve got that behind us, let’s move forward.
I would go with this starting 11:
Maniche has proven in past performances that he does quite well going forward (and works well with Maxi, kun, Simao, Forlan), hence I put him up front. He also does quite well in the central midfield with Raul Garcia, too. That’s another option for manager Aguirre.
And, of course, I trust that Aguirre will once again play Kun and Forlan up front, ‘with guns blazing’, as the saying goes.
Here’s hoping for a win!