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06 August 2017 Venue The American Express Community Stadium Attendance 27,343 Referee Kevin Friend

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Brighton and Hove Albion
2 - 3
FT
Atletico de Madrid

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4-4-1-1
  • 1
    Mathew Ryan
    GK
  • 2
    Bruno (C)
    DF
  • 5
    Lewis Dunk
    DF
  • 22
    Shane Duffy
    DF
  • 29
    Markus Suttner
    DF
  • 15
    Jamie Murphy
    MF
  • 6
    Dale Stephens
    MF
  • 7
    Beram Kayal
    MF
  • 37
    Izzy Brown
    MF
  • 13
    Pascal Gross
    FW
  • 10
    Tomer Hemed
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Niki Maenpaa
    SUB
  • 14
    Steve Sidwell
    SUB
  • 20
    Solly March
    SUB
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
    SUB
  • 23
    Liam Rosenior
    SUB
  • 4
    Uwe Huenemeier
    SUB
  • 18
    Connor Goldson
    SUB
  • 30
    Kazenga LuaLua
    SUB
  • 8
    Jiri Skalak
    SUB
  • 3
    Gaetan Bong
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Chris Hughton

4-4-2
  • 13
    Jan Oblak
    GK
  • 6
    Koke
    MF
  • 7
    Antoine Griezmann
    FW
  • 9
    Fernando Torres
    FW
  • 10
    Yannick Carrasco
    MF
  • 14
    Gabi (C)
    MF
  • 15
    Stefan Savic
    DF
  • 19
    Lucas Hernandez
    DF
  • 20
    Juanfran
    DF
  • 22
    Nicolas Gaitan
    MF
  • 24
    Jose Maria Gimenez
    DF

Substitutes

  • 1
    Miguel Angel Moya
    SUB
  • 2
    Diego Godin
    SUB
  • 5
    Thomas Partey
    SUB
  • 11
    Angel Correa
    SUB
  • 12
    Augusto Fernandez
    SUB
  • 17
    Lucianno Vietto
    SUB
  • 27
    Keidi Bare
    SUB
  • 29
    Sergi
    SUB
  • 33
    Amath
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Diego Simeone

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Match Previews

PREVIEW: ALBION V ATLETICO MADRID

6 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Albion striker Tomer Hemed.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid to the Amex today, as their pre-season campaign concludes at the Amex, kick-off 4pm.

Diego Simeone’s team travel to England after winning the Audi Cup in midweek, following a victory over Napoli and a penalty shoot-out triumph against Liverpool in the final.

Both teams are unbeaten during pre-season, with the Seagulls recording wins over Fortuna Dusseldorf, Crawley Town and Southend United, before back-to-back draws against Norwich City and Girona.

Anthony Knockaert (ankle) and Sam Baldock (calf) are the only expected absentees for Chris Hughton’s Premier League newcomers, with a number of new signings in line to make their Amex debut.

Mathew Ryan, Pascal Gross, Markus Suttner and Izzy Brown are all available to feature for the Seagulls, however Glenn Murray will miss the match through suspension, after being sent off against Girona in Spain.

For the La Liga side, Saul Niguez has rejoined his team-mates after an extended pre-season break, and could feature alongside the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Fernando Torres and Koke.

Atletico will be the third Spanish team to visit the Amex, with Albion recording a 1-0 victory over Sevilla in 2015, following a 3-1 defeat to Villarreal in 2013.

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Match Reports

REPORT: ALBION 2 ATLETICO 3

6 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Steve Sidwell and Pascal Gross.
  • Albion end pre-season with a narrow defeat
  • Mathew Ryan, Pascal Gross, Markus Suttner and Izzy Brown make their home debuts
  • Nicolas Gaitan, Fernando Torres and Lucas Hernandez on target for Atletico
  • Steve Sidwell and Pascal Gross score for the Seagulls

 

Brighton & Hove Albion ended their pre-season campaign with a close-fought 3-2 defeat against Atletico de Madrid at the Amex.

Strikes from Pascal Gross and Steve Sidwell ensured Albion twice recovered from a goal down, but a late strike from Lucas Hernandez handed the visitors the victory.

Atletico had their first chance inside the opening ten minutes when Beram Kayal was penalised for a late challenge, but Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick was straight at goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

The visitors then had a two chances in quick succession through Yannick Carrasco and Griezmann, but were denied by Ryan’s save and Shane Duffy’s block respectively.

Carrasco showed some brilliant footwork on the edge of the box to create another opening, but was denied thanks to Ryan’s brilliant outstretched save.

Albion had their first clear-cut chance of the game when Duffy rose highest in the box to meet Gross’s set-piece, but his header went over the bar by the aid of a deflection.

Atletico maintained a threat going forward, and Ryan was forced into another superb save at his near post before denying Griezmann on the follow up.

Joe Maria Gimenez was next to test the Seagulls' defence, but his shot from inside the box went high over the crossbar.

Carrasco was a constant threat throughout the half and after driving down the right flank, he forced Ryan into another smart reaction save.

The visitors made their breakthrough in the 43rd minute thanks to Gaitan, whose tame shot from distance agonisingly slipped through Ryan’s grasp.

Chris Hughton made a triple change at the break with Gaetan Bong, Sidwell and Solly March replacing Markus Suttner, Kayal and Jamie Murphy.

March had an instant impact as he cut inside from the right, worked his way into a central position but saw his shot go narrowly over the target.

Gross also had joy down the right and his searching cross narrowly failed to pick out the onrushing Tomer Hemed at the far post.

Albion equalised from a set piece, after Jose Maria Gimenez was penalised for a challenge on Hemed just outside the box. Gross stepped up and his free-kick took deflection off Gaitan before beating Atletico keeper Jan Oblak at his near post.

Sidwell was next to test Oblak, this time from distance, but a deflection took the sting out of the shot and the Slovenian claimed the ball.

The visitors reclaimed the lead with 68 minutes on the clock through Fernando Torres, who headed the ball in at the far post from Juanfran’s in-swinging right-wing cross.

The Seagulls hit back again, as some brilliant wing play by March resulted in a pin-point cross for Sidwell, whose header beat Oblak to make it 2-2.

Albion could have scored a third when the ball fell to Gross on the edge of the area, but his shot just whistled past the left-hand post.

Atletico won the game late on though, as Ryan parried Griezmann’s effort into the path of Hernandez, who fired home with one minute of normal time remaining.

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Ticket News

ATLETICO MATCH SOLD OUT

6 August 2017

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Fernando Torres and his team-mates visit the Amex on Sunday.

Brighton & Hove Albion's pre-season friendly against Atletico Madrid at the Amex has now sold out.

Both sets of supporters are advised that there is no further opportunity to secure tickets for this fixture, with no pay-on-the-day option.

Those supporters that have purchased tickets for the game are advised to arrive early, as public transport and the park & ride facilities are expected to be very busy.

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