Missing Players and team news:
Atletico forward pairing Suarez and Felix are still struggling with muscular and ankle problems respectively, and both players could reportedly be out of action until May, so Correa and Llorente will provide a focal point in attack. Moussa Dembele made just his third La Liga appearance off the bench last time out but is unlikely to be granted his first start here – despite a quick turnaround in fixtures – while Lucas Torreira’s frustrations on the bench are likely to continue here as well. Mario Hermoso is an option at left-back for Simeone if he opts to shuffle the pack before a trip to Athletic Bilbao, but Renan Lodi should get the nod in defence once again, while Thomas Lemar had to be withdrawn from the squad to face Eibar due to a thigh problem. Huesca manager Pacheta has been boosted by the news that Javier Ontiveros and Gaston Silva are ready to return to action, but both players may only be fit enough for a spot on the bench this week. However, Pablo Maffeo is expected to remain out for a little while longer as he battles his way back from a shoulder issue, and Pacheta could opt to bring Dimitrios Siovas back into the rearguard for the trip to the capital. Rafa Mir had netted six goals in five La Liga outings before drawing a blank against Alaves, and Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak is the only player younger than Mir to score at least 10 goals in the 2020-21 Spanish top-flight campaign.