Atlético work on sharpening strikeforce

Simeone discussed Griezmann's goal drought ahead of their visit to Villarreal, putting it down to "what happens in his position".

Atlético work on sharpening strikeforce
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In front of goal

Atlético Madrid spent the final training session before their trip to Villarreal on Monday evening (20:45, CET) focusing on their wavering strikeforce, particularly Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman hasn't found the back of the net since his strike against PSV on 23 November, and in La Liga has now gone seven games without a goal

Simeone referred to Griezmann's goal drought during his pre-match press conference, putting the current situation down to "what happens in his position". Gameiro scored his last goal at El Sadar and lacked sharpness against Espanyol, while Torres hasn't seen the net bulge since he scored twice against Sporting in September. 

Possible Atlético XI: 

Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Lucas; Correa, Tiago, Gabi, Koke; Gameiro and Griezmann.

Atlético squad:

Moyá, Oblak, Godín, Savic, Vrsaljko, Lucas, Juanfran, Giménez, Tiago, Koke, Saúl, Carrasco, Gabi, Gaitán, Thomas, Griezmann, Fernando Torres, Correa and Gameiro.


Table PTS W D L
4R. Sociedad 26 8 2 5
5Atlético 25 7 4 3
6Villarreal 23 6 5 3
Full standing
Next matches
Villarreal - Atlético L-12/12 20:45
Atlético - Las Palmas S-17/12 16:15
Eibar - Atlético S-07/01 16:15


  • Messi11Goals
  • Roque Mesa942Passes
  • Illarramendi169Steals

*Update 11 de diciembre de 2016