Simeone has barely had a training session to prepare for this Wednesday’s visit to Elche (9:30 pm). With the Champions as a vital objective, the coach will not make many adjustments to the eleven that beat Real Madrid. Some change will have to be by obligation and by technical decision there will be a movement in attack: Griezmann enters for Correa.
This was the change that Cholo made at the break of the derby The Argentine had been a starter, but in the intermission he gave entry to the Frenchman, who combined well, streamlined the counterattacks but continues to be denied in front of goal. At the Martínez Valero you will have a new opportunity to end an alarming drought that has lasted more than five months. Next to him will be Cunhawho also lacked aim against Lunin.
Griezmann-Cunha is an unusual tandem in this Atleti. Will be the third time they coincide in the eleven and, as data, in the previous two —in December— the team lost. In Atlético-Mallorca Cunha scored, but the Balearic Islands ended up coming back (1-2); in the next league match, at the Bernabéu, he did not score any (2-0). A little before, in Cádiz, Cunha came on from the bench and scored a goal from Griezmann’s pass. It is his only assist-goal association to date.
The safe loss that Simeone has is Llorente, for five yellow Instead, Accompanying Koke and Kondogbia, De Paul will enter. In defense, together with Vrsaljko, Savic and Gimenez there is a doubt: Reinildo is still touched and may rest, in whose place Hermoso would enter.