Carrasco shakes off shoulder problem in time for semi-final

The Belgian suffered a sprain to the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder in Tuesday's game against Villarreal. He should enter the Atlético list
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Excellent news for Atlético de Madrid ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. Yannick Carrasco joined the squad for Sunday's session in Majadahonda and trained without any problems. The Belgian winger was forced to retire early from the mid-week league meeting with Villarreal and was taken to hospital after the game. Tests detected a sprain to the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder, making his a serious doubt for tomorrow's game at the Bernabéu. However, he took part in yesterday's workout, exercising alongside the squad members who didn't start, or play in Saturday's win in Las Palmas. Carrasco has yet to be given the medical all-clear but could be given a clean bill of health by Atlético's medical team either today, or tomorrow morning. During Sunday's session, Carrasco completed the physical part of the workout and then put in some shooting practice without any discomfort to his shoulder.

Fighting fit once again, Yannick Carrasco

Simeone's right-back headache

Elsewhere, Sime Vrsaljko was taken through his own recovery programme by physiotherapist Óscar Pitillas. The full-back fell injured in the meeting with Sevilla on 19 March and is close to making his return although still not back working with the group. Simeone has mounting problems in the right-back position with both of his regular full-backs Juanfran and Giménez out injured.

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3Atlético 71 21 8 6
4Sevilla 68 20 8 6
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