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Copa: Granada 74 v Atlético de Madrid

Posted by atleti on December 11, 2007

So, it begins…the third competition on our ‘must-win’ agenda.

First things first:

STARTING 11: Falcón; Valera, Pablo, Zé Castro, Antonio López; Raúl García, Cléber, Luis García, Simão; Mista and Forlán.

SUBS: Abbiati, Miguel, Perea, Álex Quillo, Ignacio Camacho.

Agüero, Maxi, Maniche, Eller & Pernía are being rested.

Motta has been excluded in order to prevent another major injury setback…this is getting annoying, eh? Such a great player riddled with injuries!

*This will be Falcón‘s first game for the team. On the subject of goalkeepers, Leo Franco‘s operation (in Finland) was successful, so he is now on the road to recovery.

*Mista plays his first game since recovering from his own long-term injury.

*Miguel!!! Such a fantastic prospect before his horrific injury a little over a year ago. Well, the good news is that he is back in the squad. If we find ourselves in a comfortable position, I hope that he is given some playing time. Here’s hoping he returns to good form again.

*Álex Quillo & Ignacio Camacho: two important B team players have a spot reserved on the bench. I’d also like to see one of them get a little playing if things go smoothly.

(NB: We play the 2nd leg at home on 2-January.)

BOTTOM-LINE: This is a game we should win. No ifs, ands, or buts. This is a Segunda division team in 6th place.

Here are their recent 7 results:
Racing Ferrol 1 Granada 3
Granada 1 Sporting 0
Numancia 0 Granada 2
Granada 1 Albacete 0
Xerez 2 Granada 1
Granada 0 Elche 0
Las Palmas 0 Granada 1

They’ve been on a fairly good run since October & have conceded few goals at home.

That should change tomorrow.


13 Responses to “Copa: Granada 74 v Atlético de Madrid”

  1. Mohammed said

    Great news!!
    Aguero’s second yellow card has been withdrawn by the Spanish football federation.

  2. atleti said

    That is great news.

    Also, Aguirre admits that there might be signings this winter, given the injuries of Franco & Motta.

    Seitaridis & Jurado should be back after 2-January.

  3. day1star said

    Great news i just read about it a few minutes ago, he’ll be able to play against Recreativo.

  4. atleti said

    NB: Good article about the club here.

  5. day1star said

    Is anyone showing the match? How are we playing? It’s goalless at the moment.

  6. atleti said

    Unfortunately, no!

    Not much to report at this point, which may or may not be a good thing. According to live text, Falcon isn’t having too much trouble as goal-keeper. It seems to be going back & forth.

    Two yellow cards given: Pablo & Cleber.

  7. atleti said

    We haven’t had a clear shot at goal yet.

    It appears as though we’re playing a long-ball game…

    UPDATE: Great opportunity for Simao just now in the 40′! Ughhh.

    Double Update: And now a good opportunity for Forlan.

  8. atleti said


    0-1 at the 45′

    Forlán (pass by Raul).

  9. day1star said

    2-0 Mista has scored

  10. atleti said


    Forlán out & Miguel in at the start of second half.

  11. atleti said

    SIMAO out; CAMACHO in!

    UPDATE: 1-2…golazo by Granada. Impossible ball for Falcon to stop.

  12. ~lara said

    Is it over yet?

  13. atleti said

    DONE! FT!

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