Date: on the 16th of January, 2019 (Wednesday)
Match start: 19:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Copa del Rey. 1/8 finals.
Last week Atlético Madrid, as expected, has met with serious resistance from Girona in frames of the 1/8 finals of the Copa del Rey. The team of Diego Simeone was colorless in the match against Sevilla and wasn’t able to show anything interesting on Montivili. But they are famous by their ability to gain necessary match outcome being in any condition.
The score 1:1 in away match will be enough for Atlético Madrid to act carefully. Girona has to create something interesting. Atlético Madrid can play in its habitual football. Sooner or later the Catalans will make a mistake and Griezmann and Co will be waiting for it.
Gironistes hasn’t lost any match to Atlético Madrid (3 draws in frames of the championship and one in frames of the Copa del Rey) since getting into the Primera, but during all these games they were able to gain easily one points.
At that was a real present! Now Girona won’t be pleased with 0:0 and that is why it has to play open football and attack more rather than defend. And all know well what Atlético Madrid does with such rivals on home arena.
It seems that the team from Madrid will win and approach the next stage but Girona will think less of itself, if losses with large score.