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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Atlético de Madrid continues its evolution in the traditional Carranza Trophy



Atlético de Madrid continues its league debut with the third pre-season game, the Ramón de Carranza Trophy, which this Thursday (9:00 p.m./TVE) faces Cádiz in its 68th edition, a duel in a game that marks the second participation in Consequence means mattress manufacturers in one of the most important summer competitions.

The rojiblanco team, with a closed squad, as its president Enrique Cerezo said, has played two games so far, both with a win against Numancia (0-4) and against Manchester United, which they have with the minimum (0-1) defeated. ) in a fall from a height. In the latter they already played their only two newcomers: Nahuel Molina and Axel Witsel.

The team led by Diego Pablo Simeone – who continues to conduct defensive tests – visits the Nuevo Mirandilla without four players: Lodi, Felipe, Mario Hermoso and Lemar; The latter has joined the previous three due to injury. Those traveling to Cádiz are local players Carlos Martín and Marcos Moreno.

Atlético, who continue to oil the machinery, are putting all their faith in Joao Félix, who seems determined to be the crucial player for whom the Colchoneros have made the greatest effort in their history. Alongside Griezmann with a better version than the one he offered last year. Two reasons for hope where the usual basis is not missing.

In addition, Atleti repeats participation in the Carranza for the second year in a row with the intention of continuing to be the most successful team. The mattresses have ten yellow trophies for the 9 held by the event host. A great opportunity for the home team to draw level with the record-holders of the most successful club since 1955, when the tournament was born.

Cádiz are the current champions of their trophy – played in 2021 after being suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic – and will use the game to add to the sensations after losing to Lille in their last game of the season, fourth for the Andalusians to have. who doesn’t? You can count on Rubén Alcaraz, Iván Alejo and Sobrino through injury.

Yes, there will be Víctor Chust, already owned by the Cadistas, and also his two signings: Awer Mabil and Joseba Zaldua in a match that will serve as a presentation to his audience. “It’s the staging in front of your people. It’s a classic among summer tournaments,” said his coach Sergio González.

“We want to win. A very strong team is coming, but we brought them with us to make it difficult to work on. We leave with the illusion of winning in front of our fans,” added the Cadiz coach in the preview added to Ramón de Carranza.


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