Atletico Coach Simeone Mulls Unleashing Torres on Barcelona

Brazilian Joao Miranda can be replaced by the Uruguayan Diego Godin and can join his compatriot Jose Gimenez on defence.

Published: 14th May 2015 05:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2015 05:27 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is mulling the prospect of unleashing striker Fernando Torres instead of regular target man Mario Mandzukic on leaders FC Barcelona in their La Liga clash on Sunday.

Reigning champions Atletico, placed third in the league, trained at full strength on Wednesday.

According to Efe the Argentine coach is expected to try several formation adjustments following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Levante. He may name Jesus Gamez as a left back instead of Guilherme Siqueira.

Brazilian Joao Miranda can be replaced by the Uruguayan Diego Godin and can join his compatriot Jose Gimenez on defence.

Simeone will keep Slovenian Jan Oblak in goal, and Juanfran Torres will remain as right back.

In midfield, the Portuguese Tiago Mendes will be missing due to suspension, so Mario Suarez will take his position beside team captain Gabi Fernandez while Koke and Arda Turan will start as wingers.

Torres may be the key change up front and will play along with Frenchman Antoine Griezmann.

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