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Jornada 29: Sevilla v Atlético de Madrid

Posted by atleti on March 21, 2008

[Firstly, good news for those of us in the USA: the game will be on TV (en vivo) at 5.00pm (NY TIME).]

Secondly, here are two entries on our 4-3 win against Sevilla at home in round 10: here and here. A glorious yet peculiar game that ended in a last-gasp win for us..

Saturday’s fixture is a big one, in terms of maintaining our Champions spot:

1 Real Madrid 62
2 Barcelona 55
3 Villarreal 53
4 Atlético 47
5 Sevilla 45
6 Espanyol 45
7 Racing 44

Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi, is calling it a 7-pointer and I completely agree: ” I would say that it is a match worth seven points: the three that the winners gain, the three that the losers do not get and the goal average.”

Previous Results For This Fixture (Sevilla v Atleti):
06/07 season: 3-1 loss for us.
05/06 season: 0-0 draw.
04/05 season: 2-1 loss for us.
03/04 season: 1-0 loss for us.
02/03 season: 1-1 draw.

A rather dreadful record at Estadio Pizjuan. Here’s hoping for a change in history- it CAN happen.

Here’s Sevilla’s recent five results:
*1-2 away win against Valencia
*2-1 home win against Levante.
*2-1 away loss against Deportivo.
*5-0 home win against Zaragoza.
*2-4 away win against Espanyol.

Not bad at all.

In terms of us, the good news is that Maxi has fully recovered from his injury and will be available to play. The truth is, I’d actually play Luis Garcia over him. But that’s just me.


2 Seitaridis.
3 Antonio López.
4 Pernía.
6 Cléber Santana.
7 Forlán.
8 Raúl García.
9 Luis García.
10 Agüero.
11 Maxi.
12 Eller.
13 Abbiati.
15 Jurado.
19 Miguel de las Cuevas.
21 Perea.
22 Pablo Ibáñez.
24 Simão.
25 Leo Franco.
29 Ignacio Camacho

How can we best beat this rejuvenated, always threatening Sevilla side? What is the best plan of attack?

Let’s hope for a great game and, more importantly, a win.

40 Responses to “Jornada 29: Sevilla v Atlético de Madrid”

  1. Ram said

    Aguirre has confirmed that Abbiati will be starting and not Leo. Also Seitaridis might get some playing time in the later part of match and Antonio Lopez will start as right back. This means that it is mighty Pernia against Jesus Navas- Alves combination.

  2. atleti said

    What a joke! God, how I hate Pernia.

  3. Ram said

    Given that it also gives us a chance to counter through their right side as both players would be busy fighting with Pernia.

  4. Ram said

    Did somebody notice that Reyes has actually been left out of the list??

  5. atleti said

    HAHA! I didn’t even notice that until now- just shows you how uninterested I am in his contributions!!

    I wonder why now.

  6. fernando said

    Reyes out the match. My match is: Sevilla 1 At.Madrid 2. Win to Champions. Forza Atleti.

  7. Ram said

    Counter attack and win…. no other option over there. Their wing play is deadly and we are going to suffer.

  8. atleti said

    I’ll be watching the game at my house! Which is very convenient.

  9. atleti said

    Game has started! Here we go!

  10. Jose said

    That was a penalty!!!

  11. atleti said


    The ref is terrible.

  12. Jose said


  13. atleti said

    Ref is blind. Poulsen should have been sent off in the 1st half.

  14. Jose said

    I just started watching… so I can’t comment on the ref (thought that was clearly a penalty!)

  15. atleti said


  16. Mohammed said

    That SOB Maresca.

  17. atleti said

    Surprised Fabiano wasn’t sent off- looked like he spit on Pablo after that high kick, didn’t it?

  18. atleti said


  19. Jose said

    whew! Not an easy game for Atleti, even against 10 men…

  20. Mohammed said


    At last, we beat Sevilla at their own stadium. In your face, Dani Alves.

  21. Ram said

    Did not I mention how to score against them…and Aguirre was watching this page and got it right. We ripped their flanks when Alves was trying his best against mighty Pernia.

  22. atleti said


  23. Ram said

    He is the best referee we can get. Heard from the commentators that we have never lost when he has officiated :-))

  24. atleti said

    Surprising, considering how bad he was today!!!

  25. Ram said

    i would not complain as long as we win with him officiating

  26. Mohammed said

    I thought the ref helped us. Yet, he did ignore Aguero’s penalty. May be because it was preceded by a handball by “STUPID PABLO”.

  27. Mohammed said

    We live to see another day.

  28. day1star said

    Good balance to the side, going forward as a team and defending as a team, very well played tactically by Aguirre. Would have preferred Franco in goal, Abbiati always palms the ball forward, cost us a goal. Poulsen should have been sent off, just hope Raul Garcia is Ok. I hope Maresca gets a very long ban the SOB.

  29. Una victoria fundamental.

  30. thomas said

    ATLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETI!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t want to be rude, but how you say it in Spain: al césar lo que es del césar; great performance by Pablo and Perea, there problem is the concentration, not their quality. And the worse thing of all, Cleber did pretty good substituting Raul García; maybe he is not that awfully bad, he is just very bad!:) And I love Camacho, he has the guts!

  31. fernando said

    Magnífico, sensacional!!! El Atlético da un paso de gigante. Kun Agüero es mágico. un abrazo.

  32. Armon said

    I finally just watched the game (thank god for tivo). I was very impressed by our defense (pernia shut alves down a couple times, and parea was magnificent) and our play was so focused and beautiful to watch. I was absolutely disgusted that poulsen didnt get sent off for almost breaking raul garcia’s foot, and that fabiano didnt get sent off for CLEARLY not going after the ball and kicking pablo in the face then spitting on him, and finally adriano kicked camacho in the face and got away with it. The ref was definitely horrible and I am unbelievably disgusted that sevilla plays so dirty and dishonorably and yet they get away with it, they got what they deserved today. I do wish we had a couple more goals like forlan’s missed opportunity from simao’s beautiful pass, so that I could feel comfortable instead of have my stomach stuck in my throat, but all in all, HUGEEEEEE game (one more thing, i never want to see cleber get sent in instead of miguel EVER again)

  33. Armon said

    btw deco might be headed towards atletico. i REAAAAALLLLY DONT want that to happen, he’s been absolute trash for barcelona, i’d put his acquisition in the same boat as reyes, purely based on the name and club more so than proven talent, deco’s been on the decline for a while now

  34. thomas said

    Deco is one of thei ten top midfields in the world. If you think he is not better than Camacho or Cléber or Motta, and maybe even Raul Garcia, you are very wrong!

  35. Ram said

    Deco was one…not the present or future

  36. atleti said

    First let’s work on the defence, I say!!!

    New entry up Tuesday (NY Time)!

  37. atleti said

    I hate this time of the year– busy with menial things! I’ll update the blog today (Tuesday)– it’s after midnight here right now…

  38. Derek said

    Derek from Olanda here, we have signed Johnny Heitinga from Ajax. Atlético pays the € 10 million buy-out clause. Apparently the only thing not yet worked out is the way of payment, whatever that means. Perhaps we want to pay in terms, or promise two players we’ll never give, like the Simão-deal :P

    I’m not yet sure if I should be happy with this move, but I think it’s a good deal for all parties

  39. Mohammed said

    Great news! Heitinga is ours. Now, we just need another defender and things are going to look bright for next season.

    Of course, we need to get rid of Pablo and Pernia.

  40. atleti said

    Awesome news!!!

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