Not much to report today, but I will leave you with a few quick hits as we look forward to the season opener tomorrow!
- AS have confirmed that Filipe Luís will miss the season opener with a foot injury. With Diego Godín also out due to suspension our defensive depth will be tested early.
- Atlético Madrid released a video of the captains’ press conference, which includes their thoughts on the season opener. Definitely worth a watch.
#ATMFLASH— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 17, 2017
Our captains Gabi, @diegogodin and @Koke6 analyse the beginning of the season #GoAtleti
Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/agtkjMyHc6
- FIFA have released the finalists for Player of the Year and Antoine Griezmann has made the short list along with many of the usual suspects.
Here are the 2⃣4⃣ candidates for #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2017 pic.twitter.com/cJIfVGocCw— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 17, 2017
- If you can’t wait for tomorrow, remember that league play gets under way this afternoon when Leganes host Alavés at 2:15 (ET) and Valencia host Las Palmas at 4:15 (ET).
And that’s really all we have for you today. Keep your eyes peeled for pregame content as we close in on the opener Saturday at 2:15 (ET). Until then I’ll leave you with the obvious question: Who would you like to see recognized as Player of the Year?