Atletico return to league action after departing the Champions League in midweek. Now that they have had a taste of the big time, they will be eager to return, but it will not be easy and unless they can collect three points today, might prove impossible. Visitors are missing several key players and have real problems in defence, they have been struggling on the road in La Liga, where they have not won in seven starts. They are bound to be drained after a tough CL match at Panathinaikos and all their energies would have been focused on that game. Atletico are said to be fully focused on today and realise how important three points are. No Ujfalusi, who picked up a knock in midweek, in the squad.
22 Pablo Ibáñez, 8 Raúl García, 9 Luis García, 11 Maxi Rodríguez, 12 Paulo Assunção, 16 Éver Banega, 20 Simão, 24 Ignacio Camacho, 7 Forlán, 10 Kun Agüero,14 Sinama-Pongolle.
5.5 points Atletico Madrid -1/2 ball 2.13 asian line.