Good news for Atlético de Madrid, Jan Oblak is not injured. The Slovenian goalkeeper gave the shock when he retired from the warm-up prior to the meeting with his team last Sunday due to shoulder discomfort. A priori he was going to start but such problems in the warm-up forced him to retire as a precaution.
The fact that he didn’t play set off all the alarms in the rojiblanco team ahead of Saturday’s match against Barcelona. Oblak is one of the fundamental pillars in Diego Pablo Simeone’s scheme and his loss would be a very hard stick for this team. In addition, the problems were in the shoulder where he has already suffered an injury that kept him away from the pitch for a long time.
However, everything was at the expense of the tests that were to be carried out after the meeting. From Slovenia they did not rule out that he was under sticks in this Wednesday’s duel against Greece. Luckily, as they say from Atlético, there is no injury and it was simply removed as a precaution and this Wednesday he could return to the title to face the Hellenic team.
The Athletic breathes relieved with a marathon of big games coming up for Simeone’s pupils in the next two weeks. The first is Saturday against Barcelona, where Oblak will be able to save surprise since he does not suffer any injury, and immediately afterwards they face Lokomotiv in the Champions League in a game that if they win it would leave their pass to the round of 16 of the competition. To complete the week they will visit Mestalla to face Valencia, just before receiving Bayern at the Wanda Metropolitano.