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Moya takes positives from defensive showing

26 August 2014 10:13

Miguel Angel Moya believes Atletico Madrid's defensive solidarity was the main positive from their 0-0 stalemate with Rayo Vallecano.

Atletico started the defence of their La Liga title with an uninspiring draw at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano on Monday, in a match that coach Diego Simeone was forced to watch from the stands as he began his eight-game ban.

The champions underwent wholesale changes in the close-season, and new attacking trio Mario Mandzukic, Raul Jimenez and Antoine Griezmann had little impact against Rayo.

Goalkeeper Moya was keen to stress that Atletico's resilience at the back is a plus point to take from the clash.

"I'll take the positive of not conceding a goal and being strong at the back," he told Canal+.

"It's a valuable draw because we started the league away from home. We are an ambitious team that wants to win in all the competitions.

"The team still shows a very good defensive solidity that is ultimately what makes us win.

"In attack, we haven't been the Atletico we all wanted, but [the season] is very long."

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Competition
Primera División
Date
25 August 2014
Game week
1
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
18
2
15 63'
16
10
12
8 33'
17
11
23
Coach: Paco Jémez
# Player Bookings
1
23
20 90+2'
15
2
14
4 83'
6
9
7
11
Coach: D. Simeone

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 25 +52 61
2 25 +55 59
3 25 +28 54
4 25 +24 53
5 25 +12 46
6 25 +16 45
7 25 +0 41
8 25 +1 32
9 25 -4 32
10 25 -9 30
11 25 -15 29
12 25 -8 27
13 25 -9 27
14 25 -13 26
15 25 -18 25
16 25 -17 24
17 25 -23 24
18 25 -27 22
19 25 -24 19
20 25 -21 18

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