Diego Simeone to support midfielder in Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid position in question.

Introduction to this article:
This article discusses Atletico Madrid’s upcoming match against city rivals Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, following their recent Spanish Supercup victory over Barcelona.

Momentum in Real Madrid’s favor

Atletico Madrid will be facing Real Madrid with the momentum in the latter’s favor after their recent Spanish Supercup victory. This sets the stage for an exciting and competitive match between the two city rivals in the Copa del Rey.

Managerial strategy

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s manager, is planning on keeping things more or less the same for their upcoming clash with Real Madrid at the Metropolitano. Simeone is the only manager to have beaten Real Madrid this season and will be hoping to replicate that success in the Copa del Rey match.

Key player decisions

Simeone is facing key decisions regarding the players in the upcoming match. With Jose Maria Gimenez struggling for fitness, Axel Witsel is set to return to the side. Additionally, Simeone will need to make decisions regarding the midfield positions, including the return of Nahuel Molina and the potential placement of Saul Niguez.

Struggles with fitness

While Atletico Madrid has players returning to the side, such as Witsel and Molina, there are still concerns over the fitness of key players like Memphis Depay. The team will need to carefully manage and monitor the fitness and readiness of their players leading up to the match.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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