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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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Saturday 4 July

Friday 3 July

Thursday 2 July

22:43
22:21
21:45
20:00
19:47
19:25
18:52
18:02
17:35
14:50
14:44
14:42
14:12
13:27
13:16
13:11
13:08
12:07
11:58
11:36
10:42
10:12
09:47
08:38
05:36
05:02
04:16
03:49
03:42
03:07
01:35
00:34

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +89 94
2 38 +80 92
3 38 +38 78
4 38 +38 77
5 38 +26 76
6 38 +11 60
7 38 +1 55
8 38 +3 51
9 38 -6 50
10 38 -4 49
11 38 -22 49
12 38 -7 46
13 38 -27 41
14 38 -33 37
15 38 -31 37
16 38 -25 35
17 38 -35 35
18 38 -21 35
19 38 -29 29
20 38 -46 20

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