Simeone to revert to same XI

Diego Simeone is set to pick the same Atletico Madrid XI for Barcelona this Wednesday in the Supercopa second leg, who played in the first leg last week.

Atleti edged the play in last Wednesday’s Supercopa de Espana first leg at the Vicente Calderon, only for David Villa’s opening goal to be cancelled out with Neymar’s away strike for a 1-1 result.

Heading out to the Camp Nou and in need of at least one goal to cancel out Barca’s away goal advantage, Simeone is speculated as set to start with the same XI that began the first leg last week.

In relation to the team that started the 5-0 win over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, Mario Suarez and Koke Resurreccion would come back into midfield in place of Tiago Mendes and Raul Garcia [pictured].

Probable Atletico Madrid XI to play Barcelona: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Mario Suarez, Arda Turan; Villa, Diego Costa

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