Arias, Lemar, Herrera, Saponjic and Giménez do not travel to Barcelona to measure himself at Espanyol. The five players are the discards of Simeone for the meeting of the twenty-sixth league day, although in the case of French for a muscle injury and in that of the Uruguayan central for some discomfort in the knee, As explained by Atlético on its website. Arias, Herrera and Saponjic for their part will not be in the match by technical decision. Giménez has physical problems again after return to a call on February 14 for the match against Valencia. The Uruguayan had fallen injured in the extension of the final of the Spanish Supercup against Real Madrid by a muscular edema in the left leg.It is a particularly complicated season for the third rojiblanco captain, who began as the undisputed holder until on October 23 he suffered the puncture again, in that case on the right thigh. A Grade I medical condition from which, when I was returning, relapsed: 47 days off. Some injuries that year after year have punished the player. In the 2015-16 season he played 21 games until January, but since then the numbers were falling, in many cases due to physical problems. 9 in 2016-17, where Savic and Godín were the starters, 16 in 2017-18, 13 in the last season and 15 in the current one. Since his return to the Giménez group he had witnessed three straight matches from the bench, against Valencia, Liverpool and Villarreal. Felipe’s good work with Savic in the center of the rear complicated his return to eleven and now some new inconveniences force him to stop again. As stated by the Cholo at a press conference, “we have always said that we have four very good centrals, very strong and when they have played each other indistinctly, they have performed at a great level. The continuity that Savic and Felipe are having is giving us assurances and Hermoso and Giménez are training enthusiastically to compete and have opportunities to play. ” The one who returns to the call is Diego Costa, absent from the yellow submarine. The 18 summoned by Simeone are: Oblak, Adam, Vrsaljko, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi, Llorente, Thomas, Saúl, Koke, Carrasco, Vitolo, Correa, João Félix, Diego Costa and Morata. Apparently the eleven against Espanyol will consist of: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Thomas, Saul, Koke, Carrasco; Correa and Morata.