Griezmann on course to make derby

With the Frenchman completing Thursday's training session, Simeone has virtually a full squad available for Saturday's crunch match, with the exception of Augusto and Cerci.

Griezmann en el entrenamiento del Atlético de Madrid.

After Thursday's training session, Simeone has a near-full squad to choose from for the upcoming Madrid derby (Saturday, 20:45 CET). The only exceptions are Augusto and Cerci, who are both ruled out through injury. 

The South American contingent

The good news for 'El Cholo' was the unscathed return of Atlético's South American players from international duty. Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luis and Correa all joined up with their team-mates and all appear to fit and rearing to go. 

Griezmann's green light

The other plus for Simeone was Griezmann's participation in the training session. The French striker trained with the rest of the Atlético squad without any signs of discomfort from the foot injury he picked up in France's game against Sweden last Friday. So far this season the Frenchman has scored eight goals and provided five assists for Atleti in the league, and his availability for Saturday's crunch match will be a huge boost for Los Rojiblancos.