Picking the Best Potential Atletico Madrid Lineup to Face Girona in La Liga on Sunday

Atletico Madrid visit Girona on Sunday in La Liga, looking to keep the pressure on league leaders Sevilla and second placed Barcelona.


Atleti have the chance to jump to the summit of Spain's top flight when they kick off at the weekend, with both Sevilla and Barca playing after Diego Simeone's side.


Here's the team that could play on Sunday.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Jan Oblak (GK) - Easily one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will definitely start on Sunday.


Santiago Arias (RB) - With Juanfran still sidelined through injury, Arias will feature at right back.


Stefan Savic (CB) - Diego Godin is a doubt for Sunday's clash, so Savic is likely to come in and partner Hernandez in central defence.


Lucas Hernandez (CB) - The World Cup winner usually features at left back but is equally adept at playing centrally.


Filipe Luis (LB) - The Brazilian was linked with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and has continued to put in brilliant displays for Atleti, scoring twice and assisting once in 12 league games.

2. Midfielders

Koke (RM) - The Spain international scored in the 2-0 win against Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday and could feature on the right wing against Girona.


Rodrigo (CM) - The central midfielder has impressed since his summer switch from Villarreal and has scored once in La Liga this season.


Saul Niguez (CM) - The 24-year-old is an incredible talent but will want to improve his record in front of goal for this season, having failed to score in La Liga.


Thomas Lemar (LM) - He's still settling in at Atleti but Lemar's recent performances have made for encouraging viewing.

3. Forwards

Nikola Kalinic (ST) - With Diego Costa a doubt with a foot problem, Kalinic could be given the chance to partner Griezmann up front.


Antoine Griezmann (ST) - Atletico's talisman has three goals and five assists in La Liga so far this season and will look to improve that record on Sunday.