Diego Simeone facing defensive issues ahead of Barcelona clash

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is facing defensive issues ahead of their weekend La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Los Rojiblancos host Ernesto Valverde's side at the Wanda Metropolitano, with former striker Antoine Griezmann returning to the club for the first time since his controversial summer departure. 
However, Simeone will be without centre back pair Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic through injury.
Uruguayan international Gimenez has missed the last three games through injury, with Savic sidelined since early October.
Striker Diego Costa is also out, as he continues to recover from surgery, however midfielders Thomas Partey and Saul Niguez return to the squad, after missing last weekend's draw at Granada through suspensions.
GOALKEEPERS: Jan Oblak, Antonio Adan
DEFENDERS: Santaigo Arias, Renan Lodi, Mario Hermoso, Felipe Monteiro, Kieran Tripper
MIDFIELDERS: Thomas Partey, Koke, Saul Niguez, Marcos Llorente, Hector Herrera, Vitolo
FORWARDS: Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa, Ivan Saponjic
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