A visit underlined in red in the rojiblanco calendar, where Atleti arrives in advance after last year’s rapapolvo, its only misstep in Ipurua. But in addition to their antecedents, the rojiblanco team faces key casualties on their waterline and a long double-edged break.
Simeone’s men go to a square with degreased spines, a week and a half without competing and still with their cheeks flushed after falling into the Cup. Without their heart, Koke, one of their arteries, Trippier, and their hinge element, Hermoso. Turn, therefore, to check the reliability of the second unit, the new Dembélé or Correa’s opportunism in search of three invaluable points in another step towards the title.
AS to watch: Ángel Correa. From revulsive to starter, he has passed João Félix on the right. Step ahead of the Argentine, whose state of form has been able to ‘sit’ more than € 100 million on the bench. Between the lines, its effervescent quality, intelligence and mischief are decisive. Against Sevilla he broke the wall.