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It's what marathons have. The following pops up right away, you can't stop to think. And that happens to Atlético. That he has not had much time to mature the match against Porto because three days later LaLiga is there, and what rival, Athletic de Marcelino. If in the private account of the two coaches there are 12 confrontations, between them it is almost even. More in favor of Cholo, five victories. But the Asturian has three. ANDThis afternoon, at Cerro del Espino, Atlético trained for the last time before taking on the rojiblancos tomorrow (16:15) at the Metropolitano. And will have vital absences.

One has been known for days: Lemar. The Frenchman was injured during the first part of the match on matchday 1 of the Champions League group stage and had to be replaced by De Paul in the 35th minute. Subsequent tests ruled that he suffered a muscle injury and that he will be out. the next three games. This afternoon was one of the rojiblanca absences. The other, Koke.

The rojiblanco captain ended the match against Porto with discomfort and has not returned to exercise with the group. He suffered a muscle elongation in the thigh, as Atlético has reported, and it is the great absence from Cholo's list for the match against Athletic.

Cholo's list

Simeone summons 20 footballers, with the absences of Lemar and Koke and an unexpected presence: Saponjic. These are the summoned of Simeone. Goalkeepers: Lecomte, Oblak. Defenses: Giménez, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Vrsaljko. Midfielders: Kondogbia, De Paul, Llorente, Herrera, Carrasco. Forwards: João Félix, Griezmann, Suárez, Correa, Saponjic and Cunha.