Atletico de Madrid v Mallorca PreviewNovember 1, 2008
October has been a painful month for Atletico de Madrid After a very promising opening with valuable wins against Shalke 04, Málaga and Recreativo Atletico had to show if they were at the level of the best teams of La Liga. The result has been rather disappointing. The defeat at home with Sevilla (0-1) opening a horrible month for Los Colchoneros, with an embarrassing 6-1 defeat against FC Barcelona and a 1-2 against Real Madrid. But the draws against Liverpool at Calderón and the 4-4 at Villarreal opened a bit of a hope in the club.
Atletico de Madrid captain Maxi Rodriguez knows that against Mallorca this evening they need all three points.
“We have already played our direct rivals and now we must win,” he said, “We must not drop any more points, we must concentrate and perform in this game which will be a difficult match.”
The Atletico Madrid tickets sale for this game showed that the fans are willing to give another chance to the team, hoping that November will start with the right foot.