Griezmann rests as Atletico Madrid train for Copa del Rey vs Sant Andreu

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Madrid : Atletico de Madrid's French striker Antoine Griezmann took a rest on Monday while his teammates trained for the upcoming match against fourth-tier Spanish league club Sant Andreu in the Copa del Rey round-of-32.

Also absent were Uruguay defender Diego Godin, who did recovery work, while his countryman Jose Maria Gimenez was still out after getting injured in the 1-1 La Liga tie against Villarreal on October 20, reports Efe.

France defender Lucas Hernandez remained in the gym, after discomfort forced him to retire at the half during Saturday's 2-0 home win over Real Sociedad in La Liga.

The rest of the squad trained under Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who worked on a possible offensive-minded lineup involving midfielders Rodrigo Hernandez, Thomas Partey, Thomas Lemar and Victor "Vitolo" Machin, as well as winger Gelson Martins and striker Nikola Kalinic, with the forward Angel Correa as a man free that could combine with the two groups.

The session ended with free kicks and corner kicks, in which Lemar played a starring role, running both long and short to surprise the defence.

On Tuesday, Sant Andreu will host Atletico Madrid at Camp Municipal Narcis Sala in Barcelona.

Published : Monday, October 29, 2018 19:30 [IST]
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