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Simeone plans to start with same 11 against Depor in Riazor

El Cholo practised with the same 11 together who started against Valencia; Jackson who has scored in his last 2 games will keep his place.

The Atleti squad trained on Tuesday afternoon in the Ciudad Deportiva of Majadahonda beginning their preparations for this Friday’s game against Deportivo, for which Simeone looks like putting his faith in the same eleven that was victorious against Valencia.

In a session that began in the gym for the first half an hour, Simeone had almost a full complement to work with, missing only Luciano Vietto who is still recovering from an appendix operation on Oct 8. The player is back training on grass under the careful watch of the medical team.

After the usual warm-up, Simeone worked with the eleven that took all three points against Valencia in the Calderón on a reduced-size pitch where they played against the reserves. Afterwards the rest of the squad played against the rojiblanco youth side, the session lasted more than an hour and a half.

Keeping faith with the same team for the first time this season is on the cards in the Riazor against Depor. Atleti have all week to prepare for the Liga encounter after playing three times in seven days against Real Sociedad, Astana and Valencia.

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