MADRID – Atletico Madrid held a preparatory training session on Friday ahead of hosting their next La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao.
Head coach Diego Pablo Simeone led the session with the available first team players, including Brazil defender Filipe Luis, as well as forwards Antoine Griezmann of France and Diego Costa of Spain.
After 11 matches into the league season, Atletico holds La Liga’s fourth spot with 20 points, on goal differential behind third-placed Sevilla and ahead of Alaves.
Los Rojiblancos hope to build on the UEFA Champions League 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund to bounce back in La Liga, after it was held to a 1-1 draw by Leganes on Nov. 3.
Holding the 17th spot in the La Liga table, Bilbao will take to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium Saturday in a bid to end its 10-match winless drought.