For Tuesday’s Champions League round-of-16 second leg in Manchester, Atletico Madrid has chosen a 23-man lineup.
Captain and key midfielder Koke was unable to play in the rematch in Madrid, but he has been included in the traveling party.
The 30-year-old returned for the first 45 minutes of Los Colchoneros’ 2-1 La Liga victory over Cadiz on Friday, keeping Los Colchoneros in the top four.
Defender Stefan Savic, who had been listed as questionable for the match due to an injury, played the entire game at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Geoffrey Kondogbia and Mario Hermoso were not present, but Atleti has confirmed that both will fly to the United Kingdom today.
Sime Vrsaljko, the defender, and Thomas Lemar, the midfielder, are the two most notable absentees.
Both players made it onto the field for the first leg, which ended 1-1 thanks to Anthony Elanga’s late equalizer.
Oblak, Lecomte, and Gomez: Goalkeepers.
Gimenez, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Reinildo, Fran Gonzalez, and Ibra are the defenders.
Kondogbia, De Paul, Koke, Llorente, Herrera, Serrano, Martin, and Moreno are the midfielders.
Felix, Griezmann, Suarez, and Correa are the forwards.
On the other side of Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the victory over Antonio Conte’s side with his first hat-trick since returning to the club, and Rangnick said that even at the age of 37, he will put him back in against Atletico.
“That doesn’t bother me. We may have some new faces in the starting XI, but there isn’t much reason to switch things around too much. It’s preferable to have everyone available than to be missing five or six players.”
After recovering from COVID-19, Bruno Fernandes is available for Manchester United’s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.
The midfielder was absent from Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
After returning a negative test on Sunday, he was able to train normally on Monday and is expected to be part of Atletico Madrid’s squad for their visit to Old Trafford.