ATLETICO MADRID

Filipe returns to Atleti's line-up; Griezmann and Gameiro up front

Simeone gets his first-choice left-back back and Jose Gimenez also keeps his place as Atletico Madrid take on Espanyol in La Liga after a positive result for them in El Clásico

Filipe con el Atlético.
PEPE ANDRES DIARIO AS

Simeone recovers his first choice left-back in Filipe Luis as he is named in the starting XI to take on Espanyol as he has recovered from a knock that has kept him out of the three games for his side. The Argentine manager also sticks with Tiago and Jose Gimenez like he has in the last couple of weeks. The two French strikers lead the line for Atletico.

Filipe Luis returns to Atletico's starting line-up to play Espanyol

Filipe Luis returns to Atletico's starting line-up to play Espanyol

Line-ups

Atletico's XI is: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe; Tiago, Gabi, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann and Gameiro. Simeone's options off the bench are: Moyá, Savic, Lucas, Thomas, Gaitán, Saúl and Correa. 

Espanyol arrive at the Vicente Calderon in decent form under Quique Sanchez Flores, the former Atletico Madrid manager. They have two former rojiblancos in their ranks in Jurado and Leo Baptistao. Their XI is: Diego López; Víctor Sánchez, David López, Diego Reyes, Aarón; Pape Diop, Javi Fuego, Jurado; Piatti, Leo Baptistao y Gerard Moreno. Sanchez Flores' bench options are: Roberto, Rubén Duarte, Óscar Duarte, Salva Sevilla, Reyes, Caicedo y Hernán Pérez. 

Liga BBVA

Table PTS W D L
3Sevilla 27 8 3 3
4Atlético 24 7 3 3
5Villarreal 23 6 5 3
Full standing
Next matches
Atlético - Espanyol S-03/12 20:45
Villarreal - Atlético L-12/12 20:45
Atlético - Las Palmas S-17/12 16:15
Fixtures

Leaders

  • Cristiano10Goals
  • Roque Mesa877Passes
  • Illarramendi146Steals

*Update 3 de diciembre de 2016

Liga BBVA

Table PTS W D L
11Málaga 19 5 4 4
12Espanyol 18 4 6 3
13Alavés 16 4 4 5
Full standing
Next matches
Atlético - Espanyol S-03/12 20:45
Espanyol - Sporting D-11/12 18:30
Barcelona - Espanyol D-18/12 20:45
Fixtures

Leaders

  • Cristiano10Goals
  • Roque Mesa877Passes
  • Illarramendi146Steals

*Update 3 de diciembre de 2016