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2023/24 Spanish La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Villarreal CF
Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, 12 November 2023
Kick-off is at 22h00 CAT
Atletico Madrid will face Villarreal CF in an eagerly anticipated Spanish La Liga
match at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano on 12 November.
Atletico suffered a 2-1 loss to Las Palmas away on 3 November as their six-match unbeaten run in the Spanish top-flight came to an end.
However, the Mattress Makers are undefeated in their last 16 home matches in the league having registered 15 victories and one draw at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.
Meanwhile, Villarreal succumbed to a 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao on 5 November as their two-match unbeaten run in La Liga came to an end.
However, the Yellow Submarine are undefeated in their last three away matches in the league having recorded two draws and one win as the visitors.
Atletico players Samuel Lino, Memphis Depay and Thomas Lemar are all out injured, but the club has no suspension concerns.
Villarreal, on the other hand, have no suspension worries, but Alfonso Pedraza, Juan Foyth, Yeremy Pino, and Denis Suárez are still out injured.
“We’re disappointed to have lost. We can’t concede so many goals," Villarreal manager Pacheta said after his side's loss to Bilbao.
"We have to be much stronger at the back. We can’t concede these balls or spaces. We are not as confident as we should be and teams punish you.
"It was a very tough game for us. We were down 0-3 in the 30th minute and, despite that, we had character. The script of the game was very cruel for us," he continued.
"We conceded and they were very good at finishing from the start. We got the 1-1 and we didn’t get it right. The timing of the match didn’t work out for us.”
Atletico and Villarreal played to a 2-2 draw in their last La Liga meeting which took place at the Estadio de la Cerámica on 4 June 2023.
The draw extended the Yellow Submarine's unbeaten run to four league matches against the Mattress Makers having recorded one win and three draws.
La Liga matchday 13 fixtures
Friday, 10 November
22:00 - Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo
Saturday, 11 November
15:00 - Rayo Vallecano v Girona FC
17:15 - UD Almeria v Real Sociedad
19:30 - Granada CF v Getafe CF
19:30 - Osasuna v Las Palmas
22:00 - Real Madrid v Valencia CF
Sunday, 12 November
15:00 - Real Mallorca v Cadiz CF
17:15 - FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves
19:30 - Sevilla FC v Real Betis
22:00 - Atletico Madrid v Villarreal CF
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