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Dembélé faints in the middle of Atleti training session

The French player keeled over as Cholo Simeone oversaw Atletico's training session at the club's Majadahonda complex.

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Atlético Madrid player Moussa Dembélé fainted in the early stages of today's training session at the Ciudad Deportiva del Atlético de Madrid in Cerro del Espino on the outskirts of the capital.

Simeone decided to work with the players when were not called up by their respective national sides with the former Olympique de Lyon man part of the group.

As is traditionally the case, the media were allowed to attend the opening quarter of an hour of the session and the AStv cameras were present to capture the moment when the French player keeled over as he was quickly attended to by team mates and the club's medical team.

The club latter issued a brief statement stating that "Moussa Dembélé suffered a drop in blood pressure and retired from the training session. The player is now subject to observation and his evolution will be closely monitored".