37 hours and 30 minutes after his elimination in the Champions League with the Chelsea, the Atlético de Madrid resumed work at the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda for his defense of the leadership of the League, with Alavés in sight and with the return of Thomas Lemar, Mario Hermoso Y Angel Correa to eleven.
This Friday, Diego Simeone drew up his idea of the lineup for the Sunday duel in the Metropolitan Wanda, complete with Jan Oblak, in goal; Kieran Trippier, José María Giménez, Felipe Monteiro, Beautiful mario Y Yannick Carrasco, in defense; Marcos Llorente placeholder image Y Koke Resurrection, next to Thomas lemar, in the midfield; and Luis Suárez accompanied by strap in the front.
Compared to last Wednesday’s European defeat in Stamford Bridge, they lose ownership both Renan lodi What Saúl Ñíguez. In case of Stefan savic, if he finally does not start from the beginning, he would respond to a simple rotation, because he is the most indispensable player today in defense, and the departure of Joao Felix to the penalty game that must be served by five yellow cards.
In this sense, the Argentine coach maintains the same line of recent times, with the presence of strap to supply Joao, which is also the only casualty to date for the clash against the Vitoria team, waiting to see if there will be a break for Savic.
The Montenegrin center-back has played almost everything this season, who this morning had individualized work as well as Joao Felix and that is the unknown of the initial alignment. Between, Gimenez Y Felipe Monteiro two of the three central positions of the Athletic before him Alaves, with more options today for the latter two.
Giménez was chosen by the right and Philip through the center in the defensive structure of the Athletic, with Beautiful mario to the left side; the three within the probable eleven that is completed in the lanes by Kieran trippier, by law, and Yannick Carrasco, on the left. About London, Renan Lodi leaves the eleven there.
Apart from strap for Joao Felix, the foreseeable entry of Hermoso by the Brazilian side, far from the level that impacted last season in his debut in the Athletic, and the return of Philip to the center of the rear -for Savic or by Gimenez-, the other variation of eleven replaces Thomas lemar in a place that is almost indisputable.
He has not played in it in any of the last two games – or in the 0-0 in Getafe neither in the 2-0 defeat in London-, nor did he train with the group in the two sessions leading up to the clash with him Chelsea, in which he did participate in the second part.
He already exercised normally this Friday, also among the probable eleven starters, with which he will form in the center of the field next to Koke Y Marcos Llorente placeholder image -in that usual ‘triangle’ in eleven types of Simeone the last months- and with what Saúl Ñígue
z will be relegated back to the bench, out of the fixed condition that he had in the last three seasons in the coach’s scheme.
Although he was a starter in London, of which even the coach highlighted his growth in the second half, the Spanish midfielder was a substitute against him Real Madrid and the Athletic club and changed to rest in Getafe before the game against Chelsea, in the course of the last four official matches of his team.
In any case, it is still the first test of Simeone, that this Saturday will have a last session to finalize the preparation, the details and the starting eleven for the duel with the Alaves, the first of the eleven ‘finals’ that remain for the Athletic in his ambition to win the League. It is the leader with a four-point advantage.