Atlético will play two friendlies before traveling to Lisbon

Atlético will start training this Sunday after the week of vacation that Cholo has granted to its staff. The rojiblancos footballers have had a few days of total disconnection and as of this Sunday they will only have one name on their heads: Leipzig. Atlético have another opportunity to make history and the players know that those occasions do not they appear every year. If Atlético wins Leipzig on August 13, they will enter the Champions League semifinals, one step away from the grand final.

Atlético will prepare at Cerro del Espino de Majadahonda for two whole weeks the match against the German team. The idea is to play two friendly matches so that the players are shot for the Champions League clash. The dates originally planned it is August 1 and 6. The problem right now for Simeone's team is finding a rival who can sparring the rojiblancos. Most of the teams are on vacation and the club has to find two rivals to face Cholo's. In the next dates the teams that the rojiblanco team will face will be known.

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The coach knows that it is important that his players do not lose the rhythm of competition and that is why he considers it key to be able to play a couple of matches before the Champions League clash. After playing that second friendly, Atlético will have a week before the European clash. For the match against the German team, Atlético will almost certainly have Thomas lost, injured in the league match against Real Sociedad.