2 vs. 0
ATM
ELC
90+3'
FT: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche
Atlético de Madrid Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Left

90'
 
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Diego Costa scores. Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche.
89'
 
Christian Sapunaru has been shown a red card for the foul.
89'
PENALTY! Atletico get a second spot-kick.
86'
The fans still continue backing the Mattress Makers. Elche with most of the ball in the last 5-10 minutes since the Miranda goal.
85'
Five minutes remaining. Atletico look to have run out of gas going forward
79'
Corner kick to Elche. The visitors have thrown on another forward in the hope of taking something out of this game.
Elche Substitution
74'
Now the support is behind Atletico. Great atmosphere. All about how Atletico holding on at the back, although, Elche have been weak since HT.
Atlético de Madrid Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

Atlético de Madrid Goal

Header - Bottom Right

Elche Substitution
71'
 
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico score. Miranda gets on the end of a corner-kick! The vital goal and the Vicente Calderon explodes.
Elche Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

64'
Someone turns the cooker up a notch and there's another thumping challenge from Pellegrin. Free-kick. Yellow for the Elche defender.
Elche Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

Atlético de Madrid Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

63'
 
Yellows for Costa and Rivera, the Elche midfielder who committed the first foul.
Atlético de Madrid Substitution
62'
FIGHT! Costa fouled twice in quick succession and handbags ensues.
60'
 
Atletico Sub: David Villa off, Jose Sosa on.
59'
David Villa heads over from Gabi's free-kick. Offside call made by the assistants.
Elche Substitution
Atlético de Madrid Substitution

Atlético Madrid have missed their fourth penalty of the 2013/14 #laliga season, equal most with Levante UD and Athletic Club. #atleti

Elche Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

55'
 
Elche sub: Fidel on, Cristian Herrera off.
55'
 
Atletico Sub: Diego on, Koke off.
55'
 
Koke's delivery cleared, Filipe heads back in and Villa scores ... but offside. Good call.
54'
 
Dangerous tackle from Coro and Atletico have a free-kick in a fine crossing position. Koke stepping up ...
52'
Elche remaining compact in the middle of their defence, easily two or three players surrounding Costa when crosses arrive in the box.
Elche Yellow card

Atlético

Elche

49'
MISS! Manu Herrera saves David Villa's poor penalty.
48'
PENALTY ATLETICO! Garcia tripped by Sapunaru. Spot-kick awarded.
47'
Unlucky! David Villa weaves inside on to his right-foot, but spots the run of Gabi and his pass is a few yards too heavy.
Atlético de Madrid Substitution
45'
Atletico coming out with their tails up. Raul Garcia, the sub, forcing an early corner which is cleared.
45'
Elche restart.
45'
 
Half-time change for Atletico: Raul Garcia on, Adrian off.
45'
HT: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Elche
41'
More purpose from Atletico. Adrian crosses from the right, Costa runs on to it, but can't get his header on goal. Moments later, David Villa reacts a second too slow to Costa's missed header and can't convert. 0-0.
40'
The statistics of how many times Diego Costa has conceded possession would make interesting reading. Elche controlling most of this game with five minutes left of the half.
35'
I think Koke has hit the first man with his crossing more than he has done with all of this year's matches combined ....
33'
Simeone not happy on the touchline, Atletico miles off the pace at the moment. Costa's poor control allowing Elche to counter-attack with numbers flooding forward ...
31'
Shot from 40-yards by Carlos Sanchez. A few yards wide.
30'
What. A. Chance. Carlos Gil runs on to the ball at the right corner of the box, only Courtois to beat and the blazes it over.

The best Elche have managed in their most recent visits to the Calderón - 0-0 draw in October 1968, via the encyclopedic @2010MisterChip

26'
END-TO-END! Filipe is presented with a golden chance from 16 yards out, but he has a fresh-air swipe. He should have burst the net there.
25'
He's done it again! Wow. Outstanding stop from a Sapunaru header at the near-post.
24'
Best effort of the game .... from Elche! Courtois diving to his left-hand side to tip clear Javi Marquez's shot.
22'
Herrera and Sapunaru with a mix up there, the Romanian blocking Costa as he closes down the keeper on the edge of the box. Costa goes down, no penalty.
19'
The routine passing at the back from the visitors is just taking the ebb-and-flow out of the game which will utimately favour them. Atletico not as efficient in their pressing as we've seen.
17'
Elche have grown into the game over the last five minutes, better possession, working the midfield and forcing the deeper players to turn and face their own goal.
14'
Tiago drops back into central defence to boot a tame Elche cross to safety. Corner ...
12'
Shot from Marquez but it trickles through to Courtois after a deflection takes the sting right out of it.
11'
Almost a sumptuous goal from Atletico. They've tried to walk the ball into the net as Costa beats two men in the six-yard box.
9'
More slack passing from Carlos Sanchez in midfield, going for the lateral, chipped ball and it was intercepted with relative ease by Filipe. Now Atletico have a corner.
5'
Herrera, the Elche keeper, quick off his line to deny Costa who was storming through on goal. Elche's high-line is simply not going to keep AM out at this rate.
3'
Chance for Atletico after three minutes. Pass in from Tiago, to Adrian who lays off to Costa, but he is off balance and rams it into the side-netting.

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1'
Early set-piece for Atletico Madrid. Koke's delivery, unlike him, clatters against the defender inside the box. Poor delivery, but lively opening.
0'
Underway.
19:28
A full house in Madrid as the two teams prepare for kick-off.
19:25
Kick off coming up in five minutes. It'll take something special from Elche to stop Atletico in their tracks, right?
19:20
Now THAT is a stat.
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David @Guaje7Villa is hoping to add Elche to his hit list - the only Liga BBVA side he has never scored against. http://t.co/R9JTQ39LXC

19:16
The Form Book: Atletico Madrid - WWWDW ... Elche - LWDDL
19:10
Atletico Madrid have won 16 of 19 matches against Elche on home soil in league history.
19:07
What a contrast between the sides: 21 goals of a difference in the top two scorers: Costa (26), Coro (5)
19:05
After all the fuss about Diego Costa's collision with the post last week, he's playing! Just shows how determined Simeone's players are to complete the job. They could open up a six-point lead ... SIX!
19:05
TEAMS: Atletico: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis, Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Adrián, Villa, Diego Costa… Subs: Aranzubia, Rodriguez, Suarez, Insua, Alderweireld, Diego, Garcia, Sosa /// Elche: Manu Herrera; Suarez, Botia, Pelegrin, Sapunaru, Sanchez, Rivera, Corominas, Marquez, Gil, Boakye… Subs: Lomban, Mantecon, Tono, Aaron, Javi Flores, Fidel, Rodrigues, C.Herrera
18:54
Good evening! Welcome to live commentary of this Good Friday La Liga special between Atletico Madrid and Elche. Can the hosts be stopped in their pursuit of a historic title win? Kick-off in 30.

Starting Line-ups

Atlético de Madrid
Elche
    • Courtois
    • 3
      Filipe Luis
    • 2
      Godín
    • Miranda
    • 20
      Juanfran
    • 6
      Koke
    • 5
      Tiago
    • 14
      Gabi
    • Adrián
    • Villa
    • Diego Costa
Team Manager:  Diego Simeone
    • 9
      Herrera
    • Carles Gil
    • Javi Márquez
    • Coro
    • 5
      Rivera
    • Sánchez
    • Suárez
    • Alberto Botía
    • Pelegrín
    • 19
      Sapunaru
    • Manu Herrera
Team Manager:  Rubén Baraja
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. CourtoisDFP
0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. GodínDFP
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Filipe LuisDFP
0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
JuanfranDFP
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
MirandaDFP
1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
TiagoDFP
0 0 0 49 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
GabiDFP
0 0 0 75 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 90
KokeDFP
0 0 0 43 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 57
AdriánDFP
0 0 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Diego CostaDFP
1 0 2 24 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 90
D. VillaDFP
0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Manu HerreraDFP
0 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Alberto BotíaDFP
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. SuárezDFP
0 0 0 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. PelegrínDFP
0 0 0 5 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
C. SapunaruDFP
0 0 1 1 11 0 4 0 1 1 0 89
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. RiveraDFP
0 0 0 60 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
CoroDFP
0 0 0 28 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
C. SánchezDFP
0 0 1 49 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Javi MárquezDFP
0 0 1 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 77
Carles GilDFP
0 0 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 71
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. HerreraDFP
0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
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