Koke, Savic, Morata and Llorente, in danger for the Camp Nou

Atlético began its particular climb on the table against Osasuna, in El Sadar, and has revealed himself, three days later, as one of the teams that has returned the strongest from confinement. Three victories, a draw and, above all, great feelings, as if in these months he had recovered his hallmarks, those that make him fearsome with Cholo. Intensity, rhythm, solidity. Next Tuesday, however, they have their particular cotton test: the Camp Nou. This season they have not yet managed to beat any great, one of their fates, but that was before the break for COVID-19. Then this Atleti is another story. However, four important players are in danger for this duel. Koke, Savic, Morata and Llorente.

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All four are under “yellow alert,” as they say. Noticed. If they saw the fifth yellow this Saturday (22:00, Wanda Metropolitano) Simeone will not be able to count on them for the game against Setien's. Savic was one of the footballers who stood out against Levante, at a high level, at the level of what Giménez has shown since returning from the break, at the level of what Felipe, now injured, had before. He may be one of the men to enter Atlético's rotations (seven changes in the starting eleven in the last two games). Giménez rested against Levante and could start with Hermoso to safeguard Savic against Barcelona. Morata saw the yellow card in the final minutes against Alavés and is also ready for that match at Camp Nou.

The other two rojiblancos players warned are two pillars. One, Koke, the captain, the player who makes sense of everything, Atlético's worst streak this season is when he missed, after the Spanish Super Cup, due to injury. Since Cholo returned he has not known defeat. Against Valladolid he already rested from the start and the Argentine coach could repeat the play to prevent him from seeing the yellow card against Alavés. The other is Llorente, the team sensation after the Anfield game. A hero who has turned his heroics into routine. Key in the resurgence rojiblanco by coronavirus with his step forward as a striker whose fault can be accused by the team too much.