Atlético Madrid’s victory against Getafe came at a high cost as both Maniche and Simao left the field injured….
Atlético Madrid won’t be able to cout with Forlan and Simao for the crucial next games against Sevilla, Marseille, Barcelona potentially Liverpool.
Simao was confirmed to have twisted his knee in the game against Getafe and will be out for around three weeks. Maniche on the other hand will probably only miss the Sevilla match whilst Forlán is known to be out for around another three weeks too.
However, we should feel optimistic as so far Aguirre has rotated the team quite successfully so far this season. Probably Maniche’s absence will be covered by Raul García or even Banega, whilst Simao will be replaced by Luis García, who has performed very good against PSV and Recreativo.
Los Rojiblancos have been one of the in-form sides of the season so far, beating both Recreativo and Málaga by four goals to nil and then beating Getafe 2-1. That latest win means that they currently sit third in the league behind Villarreal and rivals Real Madrid.