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Atletico Madrid gain massive fitness boost with Greizmann back

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Atletico Madrid have been on a freefall over the past month. Slowly but surely, they are losing grip over the top four spots they earned in the first half of the campaign.

A lot seems to be going wrong in Diego Simeone’s camp. However, Javi Gomez of Cadena Copa reveals that Antoine Greizmann is back training at the club’s facilities, a piece of news that will come as music to the manager’s ears.

The French superstar picked up an injury to his thigh muscles in the closing minutes of Los Rojiblancos’ win over Rayo Majadahonda. The initial diagnosis was that he would miss a month of action. However, the recovery has taken longer than expected.

Diego Simeone’s side have lost four of their last six games across all competitions. During this period of poor form, they not only crashed out of the Spanish Supercup and Copa del Rey but also slipped to fifth place in the league table.

Next week, the red-and-white outfit host Manchester United in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Griezmann’s return is a massive boost for the tight schedule ahead.

Joao Felix and Luis Suarez have had disappointing spells this season, piling up Simeone’s misery. While Angel Correa has been a standout performer, even his heroics were not enough to secure a win against last-placed Levante midweek.

With the French star back, the manager will hope that his side can once again find their footing in front of the goal and dominate games.

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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Getafe

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Atletico Madrid will be aiming to close the gap to third-placed Real Sociedad in the La Liga standings when they lock horns with Getafe on Saturday evening.

After a harrowing defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Los Rojiblancos returned to winning ways, securing a 1-0 victory over CA Osasuna last weekend.

And Diego Simeone & co. will be aiming to build on that result and cut down the gap to third-placed Sociedad, who are five points clear at this point.

Ahead of the game against Getafe, Simeone has released the Atletico Madrid squad list.

And deadline day signing Matt Doherty makes the cut. The Irish right-back joined from Tottenham Hotspur and could make his debut for the Colchoneros on Saturday evening against the Azulones.

Meanwhile, Stefan Savic is back in the squad after serving out his two-match ban for his sending-off in the game against Barcelona. Another boost for Atletico Madrid sees Marcos Llorente make a comeback after recovering from his injury.

Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and January signing Memphis Depay make up the attacking options for Atletico Madrid, along with Yannick Carrasco.

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