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Cádiz-Atlético Madrid: LaLiga 2021 preview, match info, squad news

Atlético Madrid’s Champions League marketing campaign goes badly, however Diego Simeone’s aspect might acquire floor in LaLiga with a win over Cádiz on Sunday night.

First-place Real Madrid host third-place Sevilla on Sunday night time, so Atlético (7-5-1, 26 factors) stand to profit from one (or each) sides dropping factors. Amazingly, it has been over three months since Atleti received back-to-back league video games — final season, the defending champions had successful streaks of seven and eight video games, respectively.

“The primary half of final season was extraordinary, this one has been much less constant,” Simeone mentioned Saturday. “However we can’t be evaluating advert nauseam. Final season was final season, and this season is that this season. Within the league, we’re in a state of affairs that excites me.”

Cádiz (2-6-6, 12 factors) have but to win at dwelling, however did defeat Atlético on the Nuevo Mirandilla within the preseason. Álvaro Cervera’s males are preventing relegation of their second season again within the prime flight, with winless Levante the one Primera group to concede extra targets than the Andalusian aspect’s 23 over 14 video games.

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Head coach Alvaro Cervera of Cadiz CF reacts through the LaLiga Santander match between Athletic Membership and Cadiz CF at San Mames Stadium on November 05, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain.
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“Cádiz are a fancy group that works very laborious,” Simeone mentioned. “They really feel very safe of their id, and that makes them harmful. They handle to keep up focus all through the sport (and have) very quick gamers on the prime. That may give them the prospect to play the best way they really feel most snug, and as they performed all final season.”

Atlético won’t have João Félix for the third consecutive game — the Portuguese is coaching absolutely however is not going to be risked on account of his calf damage. Renan Lodi (again ache) has been unnoticed of the squad too, although Kieran Trippier (shoulder sprain) resumed coaching Saturday and will return ahead of anticipated.

Absences however, Atlético should rebound from Wednesday’s deflating loss to AC Milan and are beneath intense stress to get again on the successful observe with December simply across the nook.

“There is no such thing as a angle downside,” Simeone responded when requested about Atleti’s inconsistency. “I believe the angle is to win, as all the time. However there are successes and there are errors, issues we now have to right internally.”

Date Nov. 28, 2021

Location Nuevo Mirandilla, Cádiz, Andalucía

Kickoff time 6:30 p.m. CET, 5:30 p.m. GMT, 12:30 p.m. EST, 9:30 a.m. PST

Available TV/streaming ESPN+ (United States), Movistar+ (Spain), LaLiga TV (United Kingdom)

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