Vitolo, Kalinic, Arias, Savic to be sidelined in Atletico's clash vs Eibar
Atletico Madrid's players attend a training session at Majadahonda Sports City in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 14, 2018. EPA-EFE/Rodrigo Jimenez
Majadahonda, Madrid, Sep 14 (efe-epa).- Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Friday called up 16 players from the first team along with other two from the B sqaud for the upcoming La Liga clash against Eibar.
Four first team players are to be excluded from Simeone's list because of injuries: Colombian defender Santiago Arias had a fractured rib in international play in a friendly against Venezuela; Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic sustained a severe muscle injury while also being on international duty with his national team at the UEFA Nations League; Spanish winger Victor "Vitolo" Machin has been out over a knee injury; and Nikola Kalinic because of a right ankle injury.
In good news however, Atletico Madrid's right back Juanfran Torres is to take part in the Eibar match after getting sidelined due to a thigh muscle injury.
The Atletico-Eibar clash is set to kick off at Atletico's home Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Saturday.
Atletico's complete list is as follows:
Goalkeeper: Antonio Adan and Jan Oblak.
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez and Filipe Luis, Juanfran Torres.
Midfielders: Saul Niguez, Gelson Martins, Rodrigo Hernandez, Koke, Thomas Lemar and Thomas Partey.
Forwards: Angel Correa, Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa.
Two players from the B team: defender Andres Solano and forward Borja Garces.