Picking the Best Potential Atlético Madrid Lineup to Face Espanyol on Saturday

​Having progressed to the Champions League semi-finals after a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in midweek, Diego Simeone takes his side to Catalonia to face Espanyol.


Atlético are looking to make it 12 matches unbeaten in all competitions.

Goalkeeper

  • Oblak
    Oblak13

​Jan Oblak will be between the sticks.

Defence

  • Tiago
    Tiago5
  • Godín
    Godín2
  • Savic
    Savic15
  • Lucas Hernandez
    Lucas Hernandez19

Atlético were successful in midweek at the King Power Stadium but it came at a huge cost defensively as both Filipe Luis and Juanfran picked up injuries that could see them out of action for a while.


Filipe Luis will also be a huge miss in an attacking sense as he has scored three goals in his last three La Liga games.​


Midfield

  • Ferreira-Carrasco
    Ferreira-Carrasco21
  • Koke
    Koke6
  • Gabi
    Gabi14
  • Saúl
    Saúl 8

Saúl was the main man yet again for Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.


The 22-year-old Spaniard scored the crucial away goal in midweek to put his side in the driving seat for the remainder of the match and his goal in last year's Champions League semis against Bayern Munich also proved to be crucial in Atlético route to the final.​

Forwards

  • Griezmann
    Griezmann7
  • Torres
    Torres9

​No player has been involved in more league goals for Atlético than Antoine Griezmann.


The Frenchman has had a stunning season as he has scored 15 La Liga goals and produced seven assists.


He's likely to be partnered with Fernando Torres this weekend as reserve striker Thomas didn't have the best of games last week as he missed a penalty against Osasuna.

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