Atletico Madrid will look to sew up a fifth consecutive berth in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Tuesday, as the Vicente Calderon will host the second leg of Atletico’s Round of 16 tie against Las Palmas.
Atleti won the first leg 2-0 on Gran Canaria, as goals from Koke and Antoine Griezmann pushed los colchoneros to a comfortable victory. It is a chance for a fourth straight win - and fourth straight clean sheet - in all competitions for Diego Simeone’s men.
Griezmann will play after representing Atletico at Monday’s FIFA The Best Gala. However, Kevin Gameiro is ill and will not play, while Yannick Carrasco continues to recover from an Achilles injury. Tiago has been out a month with a knee malady, and Augusto Fernandez and Jan Oblak are on the mend from long-term injuries. Thomas Partey has linked up with Ghana in advance of the African Cup of Nations.
Date: Jan. 10, 2017
Location: Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
Kick-off time: 20:15 PM GMT/BST, 14:15 Eastern, 11:15 AM Pacific
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Atletico squad: Moya, Bernabe, Godin, Filipe, Savic, Vrsaljko, Lucas, Juanfran, Gimenez, Koke, Saul, Gabi, Gaitan, Ruben Fernandez, Keidi, Griezmann. Fernando Torres, Correa.