Trips to Levante have not been kind to Atlético in the past; Diego Simeone’s side will be seeking its first win away to las granotas since 2007. Los colchoneros’ last visit to Levante was in May 2016, and a 2-1 loss knocked them out of the title race. Saturday’s hosts also dealt Atleti a blow late in the 2013-14 season courtesy of a 2-0 win, but Atleti went on to win the title anyway.
Atlético have a chance to run its domestic unbeaten streak to 17 games, and a win or draw will see the team make it a full year of fixtures (19 games) without losing away in LaLiga.
Simeone will have one big problem in picking his team for Saturday: he doesn’t have a right back in the team. Juanfran picked up a hamstring injury before kickoff Wednesday and is out for an unspecified time period, while Šime Vrsaljko is dealing with a back problem. Reports indicate that it will be José Giménez starting at right back in their stead; the Uruguayan played 90 minutes at center back midweek.
Oblak; Giménez, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Thomas, Koke, Saúl; Griezmann, Torres.
Levante 1-1 Atlético Madrid.
How to watch
Location: Estadi Ciutat de València, Levante, Valencia, Spain
Time: 20:45 CEST, 19:45 BST, 12:45 p.m. EST, 10:45 a.m. PST
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Available TV/streaming: beIN LaLiga (Spain), Sky Sports Main Event, SKY Sports Football (United Kingdom), fuboTV, beIN Sports en Español (United States)
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