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Atletico Madrid starting lineup against Machester United friendly



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Atletico Madrid are getting ready for their second pre-season fixture of the season as they get ready to face Manchester United at the Ullevaal Stadium.

For this game, Diego Simeone has opted for what looks like a 3-5-2. First-choice keeper Jan Oblak starts in goal donning the gloves.

Ahead of him, the defensive trident boasts of Mario Gimenez centrally, Stefan Savic on the right, and Reinildo Mandava on the left side.

New signing Naheul Molina gets his unofficial debut, as the right-wingback. Yannic Carrasco is expected to cover in a similar capacity on the other side of the five-man midfield.

Marcos Llorente, usually in a wide role starts in a more natural central midfield role. He will be aided by Geoffrey Kondogbia as the defensive midfielder, while Thomas Lemar will be in a more attack-minded role.

Finally, the lineup is rounded off by Matheus Cunha and Angel Correa as the two-man attack. Antoine Griezmann starts from the bench, and is expected to come on in the second half.

Confirmed Atletico XI: Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Reinildo; Molina, Llorente, Kondogbia, Lemar, Carrasco; Correa, Cunha

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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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