SIMEONE KNOWS WHO WILL BE HIS MAKESHIFT RIGHT-BACK

Diego Simeone has decided who will play at right-back for Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, with the club suffering a defensive injury crisis.

Atletico already had problems at the back with Juanfran and Sime Vrsaljko ruled out of the derby, but on Sunday it was confirmed Jose Gimenez will not be available either, due to an adductor injury.

“I imagine it will be a complex match,” Simeone told reporters. “But I’m very clear on who’s going to play on the right side.

“Absences are important because none of those who play in that position have done it, but I also understand that football is a team game.”

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