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Atletico Madrid Names Team That Will Face Eagles

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Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann (Photo Credit: The Guardian)

20-man Atletico Madrid squad including Goalkeeper Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Gabriel Arena and Fernando Torres would be slugging it out with the Super Eagles B side in a friendly on Tuesday.

Atletico Madrid Football Club made the 20-man squad for the friendly match known on their official Twitter handle on Monday.

The Europa League winners arrived the country via the Ibom International Airport on Monday evening.

The game will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

However, due to preparations towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the likes pf Antoine Griezmann, Joke and Diego Costa would not be available for the encounter.

Others on the list include Ghana’s Thomas Partey, Victor Machin Perez known as Vitolo and Kevin Gameiro.

“The LaLiga season is over and we’re going to play a friendly in Nigeria with: Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Sergi, Montero, Solano, Jota, Rafa Muñoz, Thomas, Gabi, Vitolo, Toni Moya, Agüero, Olabe,

“Mikel Carro, Joaquín, Torres, Correa, Gameiro and Borja,” Atletico wrote on their handle.

Naija News recalls that thrash Marseille 3-0 in the final last week to win the this season’s UEFA Europa League.

They came second in the just concluded 2017/2018 LaLiga season on 79 points.

Kick-off for the match is 6pm, but the gates to the stadium will be open from 11am.

Source: Naija News

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