Majadahonda (Madrid), Nov 22 (EFE) .- Diego Simeone, coach of Atlético de Madrid, already finalized this Monday his idea of the eleven for the decisive match of the Champions League next Wednesday against Milan, with Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann as the starting attack, with the return of Rodrigo de Paul to the center of the field, with the return of José María Giménez behind, with the recovery of the structure of five defenders and with the relocation of Marcos Llorente down the right lane to the detriment by Sime Vrsaljko for the dismissal of Kieran Trippier.
They are the main lines of the probable initial line-up that the Argentine coach drew in the afternoon session this Monday under a deluge on the lawn of the Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda; a foreseeable eleven with which he will insist on victory in this Wednesday’s match at the Wanda Metropolitano, crucial for the future of the rojiblanco team in the top European competition, awaiting the final visit to Porto in Do Dragao.
Even without Joao Félix, in doubt for the match due to a muscle blow suffered in training last Thursday (this Monday he did not train with the group either), the attack chosen by Simeone is Luis Suárez-Antoine Griezmann. The Uruguayan attacker, substitute against Osasuna, returns to the eleven as the best scorer of Atlético last and this season, in which he accumulates eight goals, while the French forward remains in the eleven, also up in a three-goal streak in his two most recent appearances in the ‘Champions’.
From behind, within the 5-3-2 on which his team will foreseeably set up, the triangle in the center of the field will be formed by Koke Resurrección in the middle, seconded to his sides by Rodrigo de Paul, on the right, back to the lineup, and Thomas Lemar, on the left.
In defense, Simeone will return to behind five and will bet on the right lane for Marcos Llorente, before Trippier’s loss. The left will be for Yannick Carrasco. The center of the defense will be composed of Stefan Savic, José María Giménez and Mario Hermoso, as protectors of Jan Oblak’s goal.
There are three changes with respect to the line-up that he presented in last Saturday’s victory 1-0 against Osasuna: Luis Suárez, Rodrigo de Paul and José María Giménez enter and Ángel Correa, Sime Vrsaljko and Felipe Monteiro leave, the latter being dropped due to his expulsion in the last European game against Liverpool at Anfield.