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Official: Atletico Madrid starting lineup to face Sevilla

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After the derby defeat prior to the international break, Atletico Madrid will be aiming to return to winning ways in La Liga when they lock horns with Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a few hours.

Los Rojiblancos have confirmed their starting XI for the contest against Julen Lopetegui’s side for the clash. The big news for Atletico Madrid is that key defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Stefan Savic are fully fit and included in the lineup by manager Diego Simeone.

Interestingly, Cholo has switched to a 4-4-2 formation for the game as had been speculated for much of this week. Nahuel Molina and Reinildo Mandava line up as the full-backs flanking Savic and Gimenez, while Jan Oblak continues in goal.

Veteran midfielder Axel Witsel starts in the centre of the park after having played in defence for much of the new season. He partners with club captain Koke, who creates history as he becomes the Atletico Madrid player with the most number of appearances for the Rojiblancos.

Surprisingly, Yannick Carrasco is not included in the lineup as Simeone has favoured Saul Niguez on the left flank while Marcos Llorente starts on the right.

Up ahead, Alvaro Morata gets the nod as expected, but he is partnered by Matheus Cunha ahead of Joao Felix. Antoine Griezmann, as has been the norm this season, appears on the bench, along with Angel Correa and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Atletico Madrid Starting XI: Oblak, Molina, Savic, Gimenez, Reinildo, Llorente, Koke, Witsel, Saul, Cunha, Morata.

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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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