Atletico Madrid suffer huge injury blow just days before Chelsea Champions League clash

Atletico Madrid have been dealt a blow forward of their Champions League Spherical of 16 conflict with Chelsea.

The 2 sides face off in Bucharest on Tuesday after the fixture was moved attributable to an extension of Spain’s ban on UK arrivals attributable to coronavirus.

And forward of the sport, Atletico have suffered an damage blow within the type of Yannick Carrasco, who has suffered a muscular damage in his left leg, as confirmed right now.

Carrasco has made 21 appearances for Atletico thus far this season and he now seems to be set to overlook the Chelsea conflict in what’s a major blow for Diego Simeone.

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But it surely’s not all dangerous information for the Atleti boss. After Jose Maria Gimenez and Joao Felix returned to motion in the course of the week, midfielder Thomas Lemar has been cleared to play.

Lemar has been out since early February after he examined optimistic for coronavirus, however he has now examined damaging and is free to affix the group forward of Atletico’s La Liga conflict with Levante on Saturday and the Champions League fixture with Chelsea.

Los Rojiblancos are additionally hoping Moussa Dembele, on mortgage from Lyon, and Hector Herrera will observe swimsuit within the coming days after additionally testing optimistic earlier within the month. Although, at this stage, neither have been cleared to play.

So, it’s extremely a lot blended information for Atletico, however the return of Dembele and Herrera can be very a lot welcomed having been stripped naked attributable to coronavirus in latest weeks.

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The return of the artistic Felix can be an enormous enhance in what’s a busy week for the Madrid membership. Simeone’s males drew with Levante in La Liga in the course of the week, and so they play the Valencian membership once more on Saturday earlier than going through Chelsea on Tuesday in Romania.

In the meantime, Chelsea have not had a mid-week recreation to fret about, taking up Southampton on Saturday earlier than taking up Atleti, and Thomas Tuchel additionally has the advantage of having a largely match squad at this stage of the season.

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