Villarreal v Atletico - as it happened
Atletico have a late corner and that seems to be the last kick of the game, as it is cleared over the bar. FULL TIME 0-0. A lively game which saw both teams battle it out until the end, but non of them could capitalise and make the difference and they both go away with a point.
4 minutes added time!!
Final change for Villarreal as Chkwueze comes off for Ontiveros
Joao Felix tries to get his team ahead late on, but his shot from the centre of the box goes wide of the right post. Morata was the one who passed the ball into him from a header
Final sub for Atletico: Herrera off and Llorente on!
Kieran Trippier replaces Santiago Arias for Atletico Madrid
Manu Trigueros (Villarreal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. Atletico are awarded a free kick 30 yards out, but it is shot straight at the Villarreal wall
Villarreal make their second change as Morlanes comes on for Iborra
Gerard Moreno flashes a low shot wide from outside the box after he is set up by Pau Torres
Moi Gomez comes off for Villarreal and Toko Ekambi comes on
Corner for Villarreal! Iborra tries his luck but his shot is blocked and goes out for another corner
Joao Felix has a shot from the middle of the box, but his shot is off target and goes wide of the far post!
First substitution of the game, as Atletico bring Thomas off and Vitolo is his replacement!
Samuel Chukwueze right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Manu Trigueros following a fast break.
Felipe gets up to win an important header as Villarreal get a cross into the area. Atleti thought they should have a free-kick moments earlier...
Joao Felix's right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Early corner for Atletico. which is dealt with quite well by Villarreal. Sau has a shot from the centre of the box after the clearance, but Asenjo is aware and saves the ball
The second half is underway!!
VAR check over and the half time whistle is blown. Both teams go into the break level after none of them can take advantage of the chances they have created. Atletico Madrid look more of the attacking threat, but Villarreal have had some good moments of play and so it will be an interesting second half!
After a lot of scuffles in the box from the second corner, the keeper eventually gets to the ball and to safety, as Villarreal looked to go ahead just before half time! VAR is checking for some aspect in this play
Corner for Villarreal just before half time, but their shot is headed wide for another corner! 1 minute of added time is announced
Mario Gaspar (Villarreal) has a right footed shot from the right side of the box denied by the keeper
Corner for Atletico! Asenjo manages to catch the ball into the box!
Anguissa goes into the book for a bad challenge on Koke! Free kick to Atletico in their attacking third
Villarreal have a corner as they look to get the scoring underway! Moi Gomez receives the corner ball and blasts it towards goal, but it goes well over the bar!
Oblak is forced into making a quick save to deny the home side the lead after a shot from Trigueros, from absolutely nowhere is blasted right at him!
Atletico Madrid have a corner but the it goes out for a goal kick!
Villarreal seem to have weakened off a bit now, as they have put all men on deck to defend as Atletico look very much an attacking threat at the moment!
After a great bit of play for Atletico, the ball is passed through to Joao Felix from Saul, who is between the defenders just outside the box and he tries his luck from there, however his shot goes over the bar!
This is a far from calm game, as both teams are battling and battling to win the ball and win the points! They are both certainly in need of a few points!
Samuel Chukwueze wins a free kick on the right wing, but his through ball to Albiol comes to nothing as his right-footed shot is blocked and goes out
Alvaro Morata is shown the yellow card for a bad foul (leading with his elbow and catching a Villarreal player) and the home side have a free kick in their own area
Arias attempts to clear and whacks the advancing Moi Gomez with his boot in the area, although it looked to be 50-50. Screams for a penalty, but it's not given...
Atletico receive the ball and go on the run in attack! Felix has a shot from the edge of the box, but his right-footed shot hits the post and bounces off!
Corner for Villarreal as their shot is just tipped over the bar by Oblak! It goes to wide and is sent out of the box
Felipe brings down Moi Gomez and Villarreal have a free kick!
Another chance for Atletico! Attempt missed. João Félix's right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.
Renan Lodi has a long distance shot from outside the box as Atletico get into the game a bit more, but his shot goes wide.
Spain coach Luis Enrique, who recently returned to his role after the tragic death of his daughter in August, is watching in the crowd tonight.
Felipe fouls Gerard Moreno and he wins a free kick on the left wing!
Villarreal have started off the better team as they look to press early on! However, their early shot is blocked! Attempt missed. Samuel Chukwueze left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Gaspar.
We have kick off!! The home side get tonight's game underway!
Kick off soon! Who will win tonight's game?
Both sides need a win tonight to end their dire run of form as of late. Villarreal have one point from their last five matches, whilst Atletico have one win in five, but have drawn three times. Diego Simeone's side have struggled to score goals, with only 16 scored this season.
Diego Costa remains sidelined with a neck injury, and is not expected to return before February. Angel Correa also misses out through suspension. Simeone also rests Trippier for tonight's game
The most noticeable absentee for the hosts is Santi Cazorla, with the former Arsenal midfielder out with a sprained ankle. Ramiro Guerra is also out.
Atletico: Oblak (GK); Mario Hermoso, Felipe, Renan Lodi, Arias; Herrera, Thomas, Saul, Koke; Morata, Joao Felix
Villarreal: Asenjo (GK); Pau, Albiol, Xavi Quintilla, Mario Gaspar; Zambo Anguissa, Iborra, Trigueros, Chukwueze, Moi Gomez; Gerard Moreno
Line ups are as follows:
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