Atletico Madrid journey to Espanyol on Friday evening, in what will probably be their ultimate league sport of 2017.
A win for Atletico would guarantee a second place end heading into the winter break, and will doubtlessly shut the hole to Barcelona to 4 factors.
Right here is the perfect potential lineup for the match…
With ten clear sheets within the league to date this season, it isn’t laborious to see why Atletico are the closest challengers to leaders Barcelona.
Together with a strong defensive unit, goalkeeper Jan Oblak has confirmed as soon as once more this marketing campaign why he is among the finest shot stoppers on this planet.
After going by a spell and not using a acknowledged right-back, Atletico followers have been overjoyed within the current occasions because of the return of Šime Vrsaljko. The Croatian has been strong since returning, and is more likely to begin on Friday evening.
Ex-Manchester Metropolis man Stefan Savic is about to proceed alongside Diego Godin. The Montenegro worldwide has shaped an awesome relationship along with his Uruguayan companion, a lot in order that the rising star that’s Jose Giménez can not discover a spot within the Atletico beginning eleven.
After deputizing at right-back with each Juanfran and Vrsaljko injured, Thomas Partey has discovered himself again in his favored place in current weeks. The Ghanaian worldwide is well-known for his robust tackling and defensive consciousness, and is about to begin in opposition to Espanyol.
By the excessive requirements of final season, Belgian Yannick Carrasco has not had the perfect of campaigns to date. With solely three targets and three assists within the league, the ex-Monaco man will probably be hoping to extend each objective and help tallies in opposition to Espanyol on Friday evening.
All eyes will probably be on Frenchman Antoine Greizmann on Friday, principally right down to his current exercise on Instagram. Will probably be fascinating to see what reception the ex-Actual Sociedad man receives come kick-off.
Alongside the Frenchman is Angel Correa. It does seem to be the Argentinian has been round for a while, nevertheless nonetheless solely 22-years previous, the teenager has proven glimpses this season of why he’s tipped to be a world class participant in years to return, and with 4 targets already this season, he together with Griezmann are more likely to be Atletico’s primary danger-men.