In its first match at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético Madrid will play host to visitors Málaga, as los colchoneros seek to finally put their names on the scoresheet after two 0-0 draws.
After a okay showing against AS Roma, Diego Simeone’s men look poised to make this their first outright win in over two weeks, as Málaga are in poor form following their 3-1 loss to Las Palmas in LaLiga last week. Míchel’s men have lost all three games they’ve played so far.
French forward Antoine Griezmann will almost surely feature again after being reintroduced to the side against the Romans, as will Diego Godín and Lucas Hernández in central defense. Right-back Šime Vrsaljko is out of the squad with an ankle injury, so Juanfran slots in there. Augusto Fernández is still recovering from a hamstring problem, and José Giménez will be the other absence (technical decision).
| CONVOCATORIA— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) September 15, 2017
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Málaga, on the other hand, have a host of injuries to deal with, including midfielder Recio’s hamstring strain and Watford loanee Adalberto Peñaranda’s broken foot.
With Griezmann and a mostly full-strength team playing in the first home game of the season, this should be a relatively easy test, so expect goals galore.
D: Juanfran, Lucas, Godín, Filipe Luís
M: Koke, Thomas, Saúl, Gabi
F: Griezmann, Correa
3-0 Atlético win.
How to Watch:
Location: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kick off time: 7:45 p.m. CEST, 2:45 p.m. EST, 11:45 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
Available TV/streaming: Movistar +, beIN LaLiga (Spain), Sky Sports Football (UK), beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports USA (US)
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