Valencia CF28 January 2024

Match Report: Away loss to Atletico Madrid (2-0) 

Valencia CF travelled to the Spanish capital to take on Atletico Madrid on Sunday, January 28th at 9 pm kick-off time (CET) at the Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano on Matchday 22 of LaLiga EA Sports.

Valencia CF had a quiet start to the game with the opposition looking to take charge of proceedings right from the off putting Valencia CF on the back foot whilst being tight, narrow and very organised at the back.

Valencia CF continued to showcase their stalls in defence and Giorgi Mamardashvili denied Antoine Griezmann front point-blank range with a fine block over the quarter-hour mark at the Metropolitano.

Giorgi Mamardashvili produced heroics between the sticks by yet again denying Antoine Griezmann from close range halfway through the first half as Valencia CF struggled to find a foothold in the game.  

Valencia CF continued to withstand the pressure from Atletico Madrid struggling to make inroads going forward. Alas former Valencia CF loanee Samuel Lino made it 1-0 to Atletico Madrid on the stroke of half-time.

The first half finished 1-0 to Atletico Madrid.

The same script followed in the second half with the first Valencia CF chance falling to Javi Guerra who brought a save out of Jan Oblak with a long-range effort.

Giorgi Mamardashvili kept the scoreline at 1-0 with a reaction save to Savic’s header. Alas, Memphis Depay made it 2-0 to Atletico Madrid under the hour mark at the Cívitas Metropolitano.

Roman Yaremchuk tested Jan Oblak who turned the ball behind for a corner kick in a rare foray forward to win a corner kick.

Moments later, Valencia CF had a spot-kick against José Luis Gaya for a foul on Nahuel Molina rightfully overturned by the VAR.

Valencia CF kept on trying to score to get back into the match in the closing stages of the second half, but the scoreline remained unchanged and Valencia CF's four-match winning run in LaLiga came to a close.

Valencia CF will welcome UD Almería on Saturday, February 3rd at 2 pm kick-off time at Mestalla on Matchday 23 of LaLiga EA Sports.


2. ATLETICO  MADRID: Oblak, Molina, Giménez (Witsel, 59'), Savic, Reinildo, Koke, De Paul (Llorente, 67'), Barrios (Saúl Ñíguez, 81'), Samuel Lino (Riquelme, 67'), Griezmann and Memphis Depay (Morata, 67').

0.VALENCIA CF: Mamardashvili, Foulquier, Gabriel Paulista (Cenk, 79'), Cristhian Mosquera, Gayà, Pepelu, Hugo Guillamón (Jesús Vázquez, 79'), Fran Pérez (Yaremchuk, 55'), Diego López (Hugo González, 89'), Javi Guerra and Hugo Duro (Alberto Marí, 89').

GOALS: 1-0 Samuel Lino, 45+; 2-0 Memphis Depay, 57'.

REFEREE: De Burgos Bengoetxea. Yellow cards for Nahuel Molina and Saúl Ñíguez.

VAR: González Fuertes.

OBSERVATIONS: Matchday 22 of LaLiga EA Sports played at the Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano.

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Atlético de Madrid 2 : 0 Valencia CF
2024-01-28 - Cívitas Metropolitano
  • Lineup Valencia CF

  • Giorgi Mamardashvili (Shirt number 25) - Goalkeepers
  • Dimitri Foulquier (Shirt number 20) - Defenders
  • José Gayà (Shirt number 14) - Defenders
  • Cristhian Mosquera (Shirt number 3) - Defenders
  • Gabriel Paulista (Shirt number 5) - Defenders
  • Diego López (Shirt number 16) - Midfielders
  • Javi Guerra (Shirt number 8) - Midfielders
  • Pepelu (Shirt number 18) - Midfielders
  • Hugo Guillamón (Shirt number 6) - Midfielders
  • Fran Pérez (Shirt number 23) - Midfielders
  • Hugo Duro (Shirt number 9) - Forwards

Opposition lineup

  • Jan Oblak (Shirt number 13) - Goalkeepers
  • Reinildo (Shirt number 23) - Defenders
  • Stefan Savic (Shirt number 15) - Defenders
  • José Giménez (Shirt number 2) - Defenders
  • Nahuel Molina (Shirt number 16) - Midfielders
       - Yellow Card: 49'
  • Samuel Lino (Shirt number 12) - Midfielders
       - Goals: 50'
  • Koke (Shirt number 6) - Midfielders
  • Pablo Barrios (Shirt number 24) - Midfielders
  • Rodrigo De Paul (Shirt number 5) - Midfielders
  • Antoine Griezmann (Shirt number 7) - Forwards
  • Memphis Depay (Shirt number 9) - Forwards
       - Goals: 57'

Time: 96min

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