After the storm comes the calm always. Or so they say. Because the Atlético de Madrid receive today at Sevilla at the Metropolitano (9.30 pm), in a postponed meeting of the first day that is very important. And who knows if decisive. The rojiblanco team, LaLiga leaders with three more games than their immediate pursuers, Madrid and Barcelona, which he leads by one and four points respectively, he can hit the table for the championship by defeating one of his direct rivals and proclaim himself winter champion in case of victory. The Hispanics are sixth, eight points behind the colchoneros and with one more game, so in case of defeat, they would practically say goodbye to their options of being able to dream of the greatest.
The storm Filomena prevented Atlético from playing against Athletic on Saturday at the Metropolitano. Something that remembered Lopetegui in the previous one, highlighting that the rojiblancos arrive with more rest, but ignoring that they also arrive with less rhythm, when training yesterday after three days without being able to do so because of the snow.
Simeone he doesn’t want excuses. It is what it touches. Atlético was looking forward to playing on Saturday to try to get even for the blushing elimination of the Cup against the Weather in Cornellà. He could not, but at least, Madrid’s draw in Pamplona allowed him to maintain the lead.
The Argentine coach will put into the fray practically the same eleven that he had planned for three days ago, with Savic, Gimenez and Beautiful as central and Vrsaljko and Carrasco as lanes. In the middle, Koke, Llorente and Lemar.And up, Luis
Suarez beside Correa O Joao. Because the Argentine doubts whether to reserve the Portuguese, who ended up with a strong blow to the ankle in Cornellà, for the second half. Herrera is the only loss due to injury, while Manu Sanchez He is already an Osasuna player for the remainder of the season.
The data of Atlético de Madrid – Sevilla
For its part, Lopetegui can count on Jesús Navas, who ended up with discomfort before the Real society but yesterday he trained normally. The Basque will not leave much, with the losses of Escudero, Vaclik and Carlos Fernandez, from your usual script, and above you could repeat with En-Nesyri after his hat-trick on Saturday.
The Moroccan duel with Suarez It will be one of the attractions of a night marked by the intense cold that will be in Madrid. Because at the time of the meeting the weather forecasts give several negative degrees. The grass, of course, will be in good condition, after the intense work of the mattress workers since the weekend.