Lleida Esportiu and Atlético Madrid meet at Camp d’Esports de Lleida, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before.
Until reaching this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals), the home team eliminated: Real Sociedad, Mallorca and Melilla. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Sabadell by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Lleida Esportiu has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 21 matches have ended with Menos of 1.5 goals and 15 in 21 have finished with less than 2.5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 15 games, it suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Lleida comes to this performance after a home draw, to zero, at the reception to Sabadell. The greatest valence of the local team is the ability it demonstrates to drive its attacks through fast offensive transitions. Of note that from the defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the rival team attacks through the flanks. The Spaniard Nierga is the player responsible for making sense of the opponent’s defense, with the highest quality being the demarcation. The technician Gerard Martinez must have all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team reached this stage of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after a home win by (3-0) and a draw by (1-1) with Elche. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they lost with Espanyol out by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches Atlético Madrid has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1 of the last matches. Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Atlético Madrid arrives at this unmotivated game, after a foreign snub, by 1-0, in the visit to the Spanish arena. The greater valence of the visiting team resides in the capacity that demonstrates in leading its attacks through the fast offensive transitions. The Frenchman Griezmann is responsible for putting in the sense of the adversary defensive, being its highest quality the ability to find spaces. Coach Diego Simeone will not be able to count on Gaitán, Vitolo, Gabi, Koke, Felipe Luís and Giménez, all injured.
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