NEWS
Sunday December 8 2019
Jose Gimenez offers Atletico Madrid a Champions League injury boost

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has returned to full training ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Uruguayan international has missed the last nine games for Diego Simeone's side after suffering a thigh injury in their 1-0 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen on October 22.

However, Simeone does have injury concerns elsewhere in the team, with Vitolo, Stefan Savic and Diego Costa also missing the visit of the Russian side in the final group game in Madrid.

Thomas Partey, Jan Oblak and Felipe Monteiro all sat out training over the weekend, but are expected to be fit to start at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Brazilian Monteiro keeping Gimenez out of the starting line up.

Atletico need a win against Yuri Semin's side to secure their place in the last 16, although a draw could be enough to seal knockout stage progress providing Leverkusen do not win at home to Juventus.

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