Atletico Madrid will be without 8 players for Champions League game against Manchester United

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Spanish champions Atletico Madrid will be without 8 first-team players for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Manchester United in Old Trafford.

The first-leg of the round of 16 tie in Madrid ended 1-1, with Anthony Elanga cancelling out Joao Felix goal.

According to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Atletico Madrid key centre-back Jose Gimenez will miss the game against Manchester United after suffering a calf injury in their win over Cadiz on Friday.

Thomas Lemar, Geffrey Kondogbia, Sime Vrasljko, Mario Hermoso, Daniel Wass and Matheus Cunha are all ruled out of the game against Manchester United while Yannick Carrasco remains suspended for the game.

However, Atletico Madrid have been boosted with the return of midfielder Koke and forward Angel Correa ahead of the game against Manchester United.