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welcome, Atletico Madrid vs Alaves to the Mendizorrotza Stadium on Sunday evening with the visitors aiming to put an end to their recent bad run of results in the league.
Abelardo Fernández’s side have had a decent run of form recently, collecting 10 points from the last 15 available. A 4-0 win away to Las Palmas weekend confirmed their league status for next season and as such triggered a clause in striker John Guidetti’s loan contract, ensuring that the Swedish forward remains in Vitoria-Gasteiz for the 2018/19 season.
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Costa has not played for Los Rojiblancos since 12 April when he suffered a thigh strain in the last round of the Europa League against Sporting Lisbon.
He recovered in time to make Simeone’s squad which travelled to London and secured a comeback 1-1 draw against Arsenal, despite being down to 10 men, on Thursday night.
Madrid, April 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid’s forward Diego Costa is to start a La Liga match against Alaves after recovering from a hamstring injury that kept him on the sideline for four games, coach Diego Simeone said on Saturday.
Costa was on the bench during Atletico Madrid’s away 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final first leg, but he did not appear in the game, reports Efe.
“We talked with Costa to see how he feels. He was getting ready to play on Thursday, but I did not think his participation was a necessity,” Simeone said at a press conference.
The hosts will be without Rodrigo Ely for the match, with the defender collecting his fifth yellow card during last week’s victory in Gran Canaria. Carlos Vigaray (edema) and Alvaro Medran (knee sprain) will also miss the clash with injuries.
Los Colchoneros are still without Felipe Luis, with a fractured fibula ruling him out until mid-May. Juanfran also looks set to miss the game with a hamstring injury. Following the draw in London and with the second leg being played at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday, Simeone may be looking to rotate his squad for this weekend’s match.
Simeone has also decided to rest some of his key players with the visit of Arsenal in mind – with Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez staying behind in Madrid while goalkeeper Jan Oblak has been left out of the travelling party as he recovers from a thigh issue.
Simeone also revealed that forward Antoine Griezmann and midfielder Saul Ñiguez are to be left out of his roster for the La Liga game after the big effort both have been putting in lately.
Atletico’s goal keeper Jan Oblak is to be also sidelined with calf discomfort, as well as suspended Jose Maria Gimenez, and injured Filipe Luis and Juanfran Torres.
Axel Werner is expected to replace the Slovenian Oblak, a month after he last started in Atletico’s 5-1 away win against Lokomotiv in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16 against on March 15.
Werner only took part in one other match with Atletico; in the first leg of the same tie, played at the Wanda Metropolitano (3-0).
With these absences, Simeone has only 13 first team players available for the Sunday game, so he has to call five of the reserve team.
Tomorrow surely he will start the game and we will see how he feels during the match,” he added.