Antoine Griezmann Set to Return from Injury for Atletico Madrid in Champions League Clash Against Inter Milan

Antoine Griezmann Set to Return from Injury for Atletico Madrid in Champions League Clash Against Inter Milan

Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann is poised to make a comeback from injury to the lineup for the crucial Champions League encounter against Inter Milan on Wednesday, following his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in the first leg in Italy.

Griezmann Missed the First Leg due to Injury

Griezmann, who had been nursing a right ankle sprain for the past three weeks, is expected to be back in action after participating in training sessions without any complications. Coach Diego Simeone is likely to include the French international in the starting 11 for the pivotal match.

The forward’s absence was felt in the previous encounter against Inter Milan, where Atletico suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat. Griezmann was forced off the pitch in the 78th minute due to the injury, leaving a void in the team’s attacking prowess.

Despite his recent goal drought, Griezmann has been a key performer for Atletico this season, contributing significantly with 18 goals. His return to the lineup will be a boost for Simeone’s side as they aim to overturn the first-leg deficit.

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Simeone to Play Griezmann Today

Expressing his confidence in his team’s abilities, Simeone emphasized the importance of focus and determination ahead of the crucial fixture. He acknowledged Inter Milan as one of the top teams in Europe but expressed belief in Atletico’s ability to deliver a strong performance.

Inter Milan, meanwhile, enters the match with a solid track record in the Champions League, having reached the round of 16 for the third consecutive season. The Italian side will pose a stern challenge for Atletico, making the encounter a highly anticipated and competitive affair.

With both teams eager to advance to the quarterfinals of the prestigious competition, the clash promises to be a thrilling display of football prowess and tactical acumen at the Metropolitano Stadium.

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