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Probable lineups

Rayo Majadahonda: Gorka Giralt; Cristian Pérez, Married, Borja González, Ángel Bastos; Jesús Bernal, Tassendero, Raúl Sánchez, Juanjo; Mawy, Rubén Sánchez.

Atletico Madrid: Lecomte; Vrsaljko, Felipe, Giménez, Lodi; Llorente or Carrasco, De Paul, Kondogbia, Lemar; With the Griezmann, Luis Suarez.

Where to see

The game starts at 9:30 p.m. and can be followed on Carrusel Deportivo both on the radio and on social media. In addition, it is televised on Four.

The previous

Since 2013, Atlético de Madrid has won two leagues, a Europa League, a European Super Cup and a Spanish Super Cup, and has played two Champions League finals, but has neither won the Copa del Rey nor played the match again. decisive for her, in which she enters the scene this Thursday against Rayo Majadahonda; in his stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, although he does not act as a local, and on alert, because the past has already shown him what destiny is if he exceeds confidence or does not play with everything.

Atlético came out blushing from their last two performances in this tournament. Last season, in the second round, eliminated in Cornellá by a Third Division, 1-0, without excuses or nuances, just as there were none in the 2019-20 academic year, when Cultural Leonesa, then in Second B , today in Primera RFEF, derailed him from one of his objectives in extra time with a 2-1 defeat that put the team in evidence. A year earlier, Girona eliminated him in the round of 16 at the Wanda Metropolitano with a resounding 3-3.

It is a severe warning for Diego Simeone’s block, whose alignment will be more than recognizable, even very close to the eleven type with the footballers that he has available today, once not even Stefan Savic, who has already chained five duels with a muscle injury (six with this Thursday); nor Kieran Trippier, who is going to Newcastle; neither Joao Félix nor Koke Resurrección nor Héctor Herrera, who had just overcome the Covid-19, but, above all, inactive with the group since last December 23, between the Christmas holidays, first, and the infection, later, they will participate before Rayo Majadahonda.

Even with so many casualties, with the recent recovery of both Marcos Llorente and Antoine Griezmann, who are ready for the match, and with the challenge that awaits the team on Sunday at the La Cerámica stadium against Villarreal, it is not expected to No youth from the subsidiary in the starting line-up this Thursday, although yes, probably, depending on how the match goes, some of them will have minutes throughout the duel, with Javi Serrano, Carlos Martín or Giuliano Simeone with more probabilities.

It will change the goal, which will go from Jan Oblak, the undisputed in the Champions League, in the League and in the next Spanish Super Cup, to Benjamin Lecomte, who will make his official debut with Atlético five months after arriving on loan from the Monaco.

And there will be news in some positions of the eleven with respect to the 2-0 victory against Rayo Vallecano, but always within the structure of the first team and, predictably, in the same 4-4-2 last Sunday.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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