Atlético Madrid are in Seville on Sunday to take on Real Betis, as Diego Simeone’s men aim to take the first step in recovering from a shock Champions League group stage exit.
Atlético dropped to the Europa League following Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea, but the picture is somewhat rosier back home. Atleti remain one of two unbeaten sides in LaLiga and could make it a year without losing on the road in domestic play with a win or draw against a slumping Betis. Quique Setién’s side are winless in five and have been hit for 11 goals over that span, so it seems a pretty good time to be playing them.
| CONVOCATORIA— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 9, 2017
¡Descubre los convocados por @Simeone para el #RealBetisAtleti! #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/kngSNw5XP4
The buildup to this game centers on Antoine Griezmann’s absence. The Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury in London and is out of the squad; compatriot Kévin Gameiro (four goals in 10 games against Betis) is likely to replace him and join Ángel Correa in attack. Atlético have played two games without Griezmann this season, both on the road: a 5-1 win at Las Palmas and a goalless draw at Valencia.
Oblak; Thomas, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco; Correa, Gameiro.
Real Betis 0-1 Atlético Madrid.
How to watch
Date: Dec. 10, 2017
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain
Time: 15:15 CEST, 14:15 BST/GMT, 10:15 a.m. EST, 7:15 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
TV/streaming: beIN LaLiga, beIN Sports Connect España (Spain), Sky Sports Football, Sky Go UK (United Kingdom), fuboTV, beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español (United States)
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