Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sant Andreu, Atletico Madrid moved one step closer to booking their place in the Copa del Rey last 16. Los Rojiblancos head into Wednesday’s football match following a 1-1 draw with Girona and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways. Atletico Madrid are a real force to be reckoned with at home and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in the return leg. Sant Andreu face an uphill task in the second leg in Madrid and we do not believe that they are capable of making a miracle at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. David faces Goliath in the Spanish capital and, taking everything into account, we believe that home win should be considered in this one.
Highlighted Player (Jose Gimenez):
Jose Gimenez is a fast rising 21-year-old young Uruguayan defender who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Gimenez is primarily a central defender and is recognized to be a natural and fast defender who is classy on the ball. His qualities came to the fore during his youth team presence at Toledo but his professional debut was in 2012 for Danubio.
His stint at the club was short-lived as the highly rated defender was quickly snapped up by Atletico Madrid after raving reviews. He soon made his mark in Diego Simeone’s team and became a crowd favorite after scoring a vital header against rivals Real Madrid.
He participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup reaching the finals with Uruguay. His senior team debut was in 2013 and has played 21 times for the national side. Gimenez also has three goals in international colors, the first of which came in 2014.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.