Atletico Madrid gears up ahead of Levante clash
Atletico Madrid's French defender Lucas Hernandez (C) takes part in a tribute to former captain Gabriel Fernandez Gabi before the Spanish Liga Primera Division soccer match between Atletico Madrid and RCD Espanyol played at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 22, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/Rodrigo Jimenez
Madrid, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- Atletico Madrid held a training session Friday, gearing up for a home La Liga game against Levante.
French defender Lucas Hernandez joined the practice after training separately for several sessions as a part of his recovery from a knee injury he sustained in Dec. 8, forcing him to miss five matches with Atletico.
Meanwhile, Portuguese winger Gelson Martins did not take part in the training because of an operation and Spanish forward Diego Costa and Brazilian left back Filipe Luis did not participate in the practice as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.
Atletico is set to host Levante on Sunday at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.