Atletico Madrid to face Espanyol in La Liga
Atletico Madrid will again be playing in Barcelona this weekend after their defeat the Camp Nou in the Champions League. However, this time, they will be at Cornella-El Prat and might find the opposition a bit easier to handle.
Atletico Madrid, who still has hopes to clinch the Spanish title, will also want to prepare their return match in the Champions League. Atletico Madrid’s manager may have some hard time in finding the right balance in resting key players and fielding a strong team to beat Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid won the reverse fixture at home 1-0 thanks to a Griezmann goal and would want a repeat of this performance. This will be a great way to recover from the defeat at the Nou Camp and prepare their next game.
On the injury front, Atletico Madrid will be without Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez, who are both injured for the game. Oliver Torres is also out of the squad because of injury.
Espanyol midfielder, Victor Sanchez has said that they are expecting a difficult game against Madrid and that they would be hoping that they will rest some players for the match. Sanchez believes that Atletico Madrid is a strong opponent and that they will need some luck if they are going to get a result from this match.
He added that they have recently had success against Atletico Madrid on home ground and that they would want this to continue. He promised to the fans that this will be an intense game and that they will do everything they can to get positive results from this game.
Sanchez will be hoping that Atletico Madrid will have an eye on their future games and as a result may rest some of their key players.