Missing Players and team news:
Atletico Madrid are expected to remain without centre-back Jose Gimenez, who has missed their last two matches with a muscle injury. However, they were recently boosted by the return of Kieran Trippier, who was back in action last time out after a suspension for breaching gambling rules. Simeone switched up his style for the tie with Real Madrid, moving to a new structure of four at the back, although they could revert back to the more familiar system of three centre-backs for this game, with Stefan Savic, Felipe and Mario Hermoso expected to form the back line. Joao Felix will be looking to return to the starting lineup for this game, having featured off the bench in their last two matches. Both Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams were dropped to the bench for the victory over Granada, but they are expected to return to the side for this tough encounter. Experienced centre-back Inigo Martinez will remain absent though, as he serves a suspension for a red card shown late on against Levante.