Atletico Madrid will face Zenit St Petersburg with an unfamiliar starting line-up this evening, with chances afforded to Oliver Torres and Josuha Guilavogui.
With top spot in Group G of the Champions League already secured, Diego Simeone has taken a relatively lightweight squad out to Russia for matchday five.
It is seen that opportunities in Tuesday evening’s early kick-off at the Petrovsky Stadium will be afforded to Emiliano Insua at left-back in place of Filipe Luis, in a back-line otherwise the same as that against Getafe at the weekend.
Midfield is believed set to incorporate Guilavogui into the middle alongside Gabi Fernandez, whilst Koke Resurreccion will move across to the left and Oliver Torres is speculated as in line to start on the right.
Raul Garcia’s recent form is believed to be rewarded with another start supporting Adrian Lopez in attack.
Zenit St Petersburg: Lodigyn; Smoinikov, Lombaerts, Neto, Criscito; Zirianov, Shorokov, Witsel; Hulk, Kherzakov, Shatov
Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Alderweireld, Insua; Oliver, Gabi, Guilavogui, Koke; Raul Garcia; Adrian