The Mexican Héctor Herrera will start at Atlético de Madrid against Athletic Bilbao
Diego Simeone prepares this Saturday’s match for Atlético de Madrid against Athletic Bilbao which represents Atleti’s struggle to stay in the Champions League positions along with Barcelona, Sevilla and Betis, which is only 3 points away.
For this match, due to Koke’s absence, Héctor Herrera will start in the midfield and will accompany Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suárez and Yannick Carrasco in the offensive trident.
The Mexican soccer player will play again after six games out and will be in an important area to fight Bilbao.
For the second consecutive day, Simeone formed with the same team in training, completed by goalkeeper Jan Oblak; lanes Marcos Llorente and Renan Lodi, on the right and left sides, respectively; and midfielders Geoffrey Kondogbia and Héctor Herrera.
Neither Ángel Correa nor Rodrigo de Paul nor Felipe Monteiro will playthe latter returning to the team after serving a five-yellow penalty against Granada.
In the absence of a training session, everything indicates that this will be the starting eleven in the new San Mamés, where the coach has three casualties: one due to suspension, Stefan Savic, and two due to injury, Joao Félix and Thomas Lemar, whose muscle ailments will keep them out of the competition until the end of the season, scheduled for May 21 or 22.
Atleti is fourth in La Liga with 61 points, two points behind Sevilla and Barcelona. Betis is fifth place with 57 units, so the last five dates will be to define the positions of the Champions League and Europa League.
Cholo Simeone’s team has 3 wins, a draw and a loss in the last five gamesbut have not shown their best game in their most recent meetings.
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