Atlético de Madrid visits a Valladolid team fighting for their life

Atlético de Madrid will play at Nuevo Zorrilla against a Valladolid squad that is battling to avoid relegation back into the Second Division. The team managed by José Luis Mendilibar is playing for their life every week, so an easy match is not awaiting Javier Aguirre´s men. These two teams have faced each other in league play in Valladolid 36 times, with a balance of 11 Valladolid victories, 14 for Atlético de Madrid and 11 draws. In all these games, the home side has scored 44 goals, to 51 for the ´rojiblancos´. The last time that Valladolid and Atleti squared off at Nuevo Zorrilla, it was during the 2003/2004 season, with the Castellón side winning 3-1. In the first round league match, Javier Aguirre´s lads won 4-3 at Estadio Vicente Calderón in an exciting game.