Our match prediction:
High-flying Atletico Madrid will be aiming to strengthen their grip on second place in the La Liga standings with a victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Los Rojiblancos are eyeing their fourth straight win in the national championship and given Deportivo’s poor form, there is every chance Diego Simeone’s men will record their tenth home win of the season. Over the years Atletico Madrid have turned their Estadio Vicente Calderon into a real fortress and los Brancoazuis are unlikely upset the capital club on Matchday 29. In their last meeting in the Spanish capital Atletico Madrid recorded a 2-0 win over Deportivo and we predict that Diego Simeone’s troops will pick up all three points from Saturday’s encounter. A man to watch in the home team will be former Real Sociedad ace Antoine Griezmann, who extended his goal scoring run in a 3-1 victory over Valencia at the weekend.
Highligted Player (Fernando Torres):
Fernando Torres is a product of Atletico Madrid’s youth school. The 186-cm-tall attacker scored 82 goals in 214 league appearances for the capital club and in 2007 he moved to England. Torres signed a deal with Liverpool and he played for the Anfield outfit from 2007 to 2011. On 31 January, 2011 he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with fellow Premier League club Chelsea and it has to be noted that he won the Champions League trophy with the Blues in 2012. The Spanish attacker clinched the 2012/2013 Europa League title with Chelsea as well, but on 31 August, 2014 he joined Serie A side Milan on loan. Torres made his debut for the Rossoneri on 20 September, 2014, coming as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Juventus. The Spanish forward returned to Atletico Madrid on 29 December, 2014 and he scored 11 goals for los Rojiblancos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Speaking of his international career, Torres won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 trophies with la Furia Roja.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.