Simeone recovers Arda and Jiménez after internationals
Atlético coach had almost his full complement on Thursday as Atlético prepare for Córdoba, although Moyá and García are ruled out.
Diego Simeone had all of his players available after the international break at Thursday's training session at the club's Cerro del Espino training complex. Arda Turan, Raúl Jiménez and Atlético B defender Lucas Hernández joined the rest of the squad for the session, although the Mexico striker worked alone in the gym. Turkey international midfielder Arda got a trot out on the training pitches but it remains to be seen if Simeone will start his playmaker against Córdoba.
Saúl Ñíguez, who has recovered from bruising to his kidneys suffered in the Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen, is in the frame for a starting place on Saturday, but both Miguel Ángel Moyá and Raúl García are both ruled out as they continue to recover from injury.