The Atlético de Madrid faces one of his key weeks of the season. This Saturday he will play against Levante again, that if now he will do it in the Metropolitan, and on Tuesday he will play the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League in front of Chelsea in Bucharest, as a local. Two parties that can decide the objectives for which to fight this campaign. At the moment his first stake will be at 4.15 pm.
One of the main concerns of the colchoneros is the casualties. The good news is that it recovers Lemar after testing negative. Although the bad news starred her Carrasco that he cannot be after resenting a blow he received before the grenade. Worse sensations were received after the publication of the squad list: Vrsaljko fell due to injury and Dembelé he finally did not recover in time for the game. This loss joins those of Savic, Saul Y Trippier by penalty. The first two complete cycles and the English still cannot play. The one who will not be able to be there is Herrera who continues to limp for him Coronavirus. In total, seven casualties.
This is how he faces Cholo
Simeone an eleven full of doubts and a game full of challenges. The first of them is to leave a clean sheet. In 2021 he has only done it before Seville. Oblak he has conceded in the last six games and this time he won’t be able to count on Savic. His position will be filled by Felipe along with Giménez and Hermoso.
The player who closes the door of Atlético
Another challenge will be to find lanes who can replace Trippier Y Carrasco. In the left band it seems that all the options are Renan lodi as Saul the game will be lost due to suspension. While Marcos Llorente will have to play on the right, after the last minute drop of Vrsaljko. The eight goals and seven assists of frames have arrived as a midfielder …
In the center of the field, the objective is for Atlético to play at least the first half in the Ciutat of Valencia. For this we will see if it has Koke as a pivot or Cholo opts for Kondogbia or Torreira. Lemar it may be the novelty going back to the starting eleven as inside. An interior in which they could accompany you Koke or Llorente.
Simeone’s doubt in the attack: Joao Félix or Correa?
Although the biggest challenge is to pierce the goal of Aitor. In the last game both Correa and Luis Suarez they were left with a thorn for not being able to beat him. Especially the Argentine who missed a sung goal at the beginning of the second half. Anyway we will see if they play together again or the Cholo opts for a Joao Felix that after overcoming the Covid He was not very comfortable last Wednesday.
Athletic – Raise
For its part, Paco Lopez in Levante he prepares a team full of rotations. It is expected that important players such as Postigo, Morales or Roger. That if surely he will play with a defense of five again to try to alleviate the problems he has in the double pivot where he can not even count on Bell nor with Melero. So Malsa will be the only pivot accompanied by Of fruits Y Rochina in the bands. At the top of the attack, a white youth squad like Dani Gómez and former ethical Sergio León will surely play.