Giménez works with the group and Vrsaljko aims for ownership

The Uruguayan, who did not travel to Granada due to discomfort, is already back. João Félix, Dembélé, Lemar and Herrera remain on the sidelines due to the coronavirus.


Atlético has started to prepare for next Wednesday's match (19:00) against Levante, in the first of two consecutive games against the Granotas. And Simeone had the best news on Giménez's return to the group.

The Uruguayan was not in Granada due to some annoyances, but these have not gone further and he is fully recovered for this marathon of matches that Atlético faces. The question is whether he will return directly to eleven or wait from the bench. With Savic and Hermoso fixed in the line of three defenders, if Giménez is to start, he would leave Felipe as a substitute.

The one who did not complete the training at the same rate as his teammates was Carrasco, absent in the tactical part to supply the workload. The Belgian had minutes again last Saturday after overcoming the coronavirus and completed the game in Granada at very high intensity, but he is expected in full condition on the visit to Levante. Meanwhile, João Félix, Dembélé, Lemar and Herrera remain isolated after also suffering from COVID-19. The two forwards should be the first to return and are waiting to give the corresponding negatives. In the case of being able to exercise tomorrow with the group, they would have options to be at the meeting on Wednesday.

A game where the great novelty of the eleven could be Vrsaljko as right lane. The Croatian left a good second half in Granada and concentrated the praise of Simeone at the end of the match. This would allow Llorente to start the match in the center of the field. The eleven with which Simeone has begun to rehearse would be composed of Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe or Giménez, Hermoso, Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Saúl; Correa and Luis Suárez. In the last game Saúl started defending the left lane with Carrasco in a more interior position, but in the second half he used the Belgian on the wing and the squad player in his most usual place.

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