Atletico Madrid have been dealt another defensive blow as Josema Gimenez will miss their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid with a thigh injury.

Gimenez was forced off after a collision with Kevin-Prince Boateng during Atleti’s 5-0 win at Las Palmas on Saturday, which also resulted in the latter’s dismissal.

A medical report on Los Colchoneros’ official website has since confirmed that tests on Sunday morning showed the centre-back to have sustained “a grade-two muscle injury in his left adductor”.

Consequently, the Uruguayan will be unavailable for both legs of Atleti’s all-Madrid last-four tie in the Champions League.

He adds to a backline that is already deprived of right-backs Juanfran Torres and Sime Vrsaljko.

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