The Atlético de Madrid and the Barcelona They face each other this Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m. in the great game of matchday 10 of the Santander League. The mattress team, which still does not know defeat in the league championship, faces a Barça that needs a victory in the Wanda Metropolitano in order not to fall from the high places of the classification.
The casualties will mark the opening eleven of Diego Pablo Simeone and Ronald Koeman. On the part of Atlético de Madrid, the casualties of Luis Suárez and Torreira stand out, both in quarantine after testing positive for COVID. The Argentine coach will bet on a forward formed by Llorente and Joao Félix, which is going through a great moment of form and is the great offensive threat of the locals. Further, Carrasco could return to eleven after recovering from his injury.
For his part, Ronald Koeman also has casualties on his staff. Sergio Busquets suffered a knee sprain with the Spanish team and thus joined Ansu Fati, which has already been operated on after breaking the inner meniscus of the left knee. In this way, Pjanic will start with De Jong in the center of the field and the big doubt will be the left wing: Koeman will have to decide whether to bet on the young Pedri or on Coutinho, already recovered from his muscle injury. Antoine Griezmann will start as a starter on his return to Wanda Metropolitano.
Possible alignments of Atlético de Madrid – Barcelona
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Giménez, Hermoso; Correa, Koke, Saúl, Carrasco; Llorente and Joao Félix.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Dembélé, Messi, Pedri and Griezmann.