Koke to miss Rayo game through injury
The Barcelona game looks to have taken its toll on the Atleti players, particularly the Spain midfielder, who picked up a knock in the Camp Nou. Arda Turan is also a doubt for Saturday's game.
One way or another, Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash in Barcelona has taken its toll on Atlético Madrid. Koke, who picked up a knock, will be rested by Simeone, with Argentinian coach keen to have the Spain midfielder firing on all cyclinders for the return leg. The Rojoblanco technical staff will be looking to avoid adding to their injury list in the game against Rayo.
in addition, Simeone is likely to rest Arda Turan, with the Turkey international also carrying an injury. The absence of both players could see Cani make his debut, particularly as Simeone already revealed he had been named on the squadsheet.