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Atlético-Valencia teams: Lucas, Saúl, Carrasco start for hosts

Atlético coach Diego Simeone has made four changes to his side as they take on Valencia at the Calderón in week 26 of the LaLiga season.
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Atlético-Valencia teams: Lucas, Saúl, Carrasco start for hosts
Sergio PérezReuters

Atlético Madrid host Valencia in LaLiga (16:15 CET) needing a win to reclaim fourth spot from Real Sociedad after the Basques' victory at Real Betis on Friday.

Four changes to Atlético XI

Stefan Savic comes in for the banned Diego Godín, while Lucas Hernández, Yannick Carrasco and Saúl Ñíguez also return to Diego Simeone's line-up.

In attack, Kevin Gameiro again partners Antoine Griezmann, with Fernando Torres still recovering from the midweek head injury he suffered at Deportivo La Coruña.

The Vicente Calderón.
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The Vicente Calderón.

Right-back Juanfran Torres is back among the substitutes after overcoming a muscle injury picked up against Celta Vigo in mid-February.

Atlético Madrid XI: Oblak, Vrsaljko, Savic, Lucas, Filipe, Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco, Griezmann and Gameiro.

Valencia drop fears eased

Meanwhile, Valencia travel to the Calderón fresh from a win over Leganés on Tuesday that put significant daylight between them and the relegation zone.

Los Che's confirmed XI is: Diego Alves, Cancelo, Garay, Mangala, Gayà, Enzo Pérez, Carlos Soler, Parejo, Orellana, Munir and Zaza.

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You can follow live minute-by-minute commentary of Atlético Madrid and Valencia's LaLiga week 26 match with AS English.

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