Copa del Rey final: Atletico’s starting 11

Copa del Rey final: Atletico’s starting 11


Diego Pablo Simeone is absolutely sure of who will be the 11 men to face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.

The only doubt has been solved. Spanish midfielder Mario, who returned from injury, has trained at the same level with his team mates and is ready to play.

In a match during the training session, Simeone chose Gabi and Mario as the centre-half pair in the theoretical starting eleven.

The undisputable keeper will be Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, the goalie who has conceded fewer goals in La Liga so far this season.

Simeone will select his usual 4-2-3-1. The defence will be made up of Filipe Luis, Miranda, Godin and Juanfran, who have had an incredible performance in the competition.

The three playmakers will be Arda Turan, Koke and Diego Costa, who will probably exchange their positions during the game. The Turk has promised to shave his head if they win the title.

Falcao will be the reference up front and he will have the special motivation to win his last title with the Colchoneros, as he has been reported to have agreed a deal to sign for Monaco on the summer.