Atlético recorded their largest win of the season last week in a 5-0 pasting of Levante and beat Elche 3-0 to secure Copa del Rey progression on Wednesday. Los colchoneros will put their unbeaten start to the league season on the line against a Real Sociedad team coming off a midweek Copa del Rey embarrassment, where they went out to third-tier Lleida on away goals.
La Real will be without key central defender Diego Llorente due to yellow card accumulation, and Atleti could find some joy against a team that concedes nearly as many as they score. Diego Simeone will be keenly aware of the threat Mikel Oyarzabal and co. can offer going forward, and he’s set to hand José Giménez a second consecutive in hopes that the Uruguayan’s pace can help neutralize an occasionally explosive attack.
Oblak; Thomas, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Gameiro.
Atlético Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad.
How to watch
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Time: 16:15 CEST, 15:15 BST, 10:15 a.m. EST, 7:15 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
TV/streaming options: beIN LaLiga, beIN Sports Connect España (Spain), fuboTV, beIN Sports en Español (United States), Sky Sport Plus HD (Italy), SONY TEN 2 (India)
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