A match report for the encounter between Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.
Where: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuain, Sevilla
When: Sunday, August 18, 8pm KO
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It’s been all change for these two sides over the summer as Sevilla’s transfer activity made them one of the busiest sides in Europe, let alone Spain.
The Andalusian club saw such star names as Alvaro Negredo, Luis Alberto and Antonio Luna depart, but they’ve managed to keep a hold of prized asset Geoffrey Kondogbia as well as add speedy front man Kevin Gameiro to the line up.
Sevilla have fallen from grace slightly since their back to back Uefa Cup victories of a few years ago, and they will be hoping that the recent off field financial difficulties will not harm their progress this time around.
Atletico, however, will be hoping to overcome the loss of star striker Radamel Falcao, who left to join the big money project at Monaco. But the blow may be softened by the cheap as chips addition of David Villa from Barcelona, who has already gone about making an impression on the side during pre season.
There could be goals in this one, and lots of them with both clubs playing the emphasis on open, attacking football.