The die is cast. Atlético trained this morning, in the last session before Sunday’s derby, with the well-known absences of Reguilón and Savic who, despite counting the days to recover from the thigh injury he suffered almost a month ago, He has not arrived in time to exercise with the group and will not play tomorrow. Neither does it seem that Lemar will be present, who left the field suffering from a contracture last Saturday, against Celta, from which he has not been able to recover, nor Giménez, who has suffered from lumbar discomfort since the Champions League debut against Port. Neither of them jumped today to the green of Cerro at the beginning of the session. Later, the Frenchman did it to perform a career exercise. The one who did it was Oblak. The Slovenian exercised like one more along with Grbic and Gomís, and transmitted better sensations. With much more mobility than yesterday, Jan completed the specific exercises, directed by Pablo Vercellone, without much difficulty. Simeone, at a press conference, also confirmed the presence of the Slovenian in the derby: “Yes, he will be there tomorrow”. The goalkeeper was the main positive note of a session in which 21 footballers participated and that started, as usual, with the shout of Profe Ortega.
“Rhythm, rhythm”, harangued the Uruguayan. After stretching out with the ball, Cholo’s pupils tested the three goalkeepers in a round of passes with completion. Simeone did not practice with an eleven type this Saturday , but, according to his tests on Thursday, the team that could come out against Madrid is the one made up of Oblak; Nahuel, Felipe, Witsel, Reinildo, Saul; Correa, Kondogbia, Koke; Joao Felix and Cunha . The Brazilian forward would be, together with his compatriot Felipe, Correa and Kondogbia, the main novelty of the rojiblancos. He scored on the last day of the league after coming off the bench and could be one of the weapons that Cholo uses to find cracks in the Madrid defense. The team wants to vindicate itself after the defeat in Leverkusen, re-engage the fans and hit the table in the dispute for a League that, if it loses tomorrow, would start to get uphill already in September.