- Atletico Madrid were held to goal-less draw against Qarabag in away fixture
- Spanish side prepared for return fixture with session at Vicente Calderon
- Players seemed to enjoy familiar surrounding at famous old stadium
- Diego Simeone’s side trail Roma and Chelsea in Group C of Champions League
Atletico Madrid were put to work by Diego Simeone in the familiar surroundings of the Vicente Calderon.
The Argentine’s squad are preparing to welcome Qarabag to their new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday but enjoyed a light session at their old stomping ground.
Atletico are in desperate need of a victory given their current predicament in Group C.
Antoine Griezmann (left) and Diego Costa set to work in the Vicente Calderon
Atletico Madrid are preparing to take on Qarabag who earned a draw in the first fixture
Diego Simeone showed he still has some ability in his locker with keepy-uppies in training
Simeone’s men trail Roma by three points and leaders Chelsea by five ahead of Tuesday’s must-win encounter with Azerbaijan side.
A costly stalemate in the away fixture last time out has turned the home tie into a hugely important game.
Perhaps the change of training surroundings will inspire Atletico to the heights achieved at the Calderon in recent years.
Fernando Torres is likely to feature as a substitute and will look to make an impact
Antoine Griezmann was recently linked with a move to Barcelona despite his mediocre form
Miguel Angel Moya leaps to catch a ball in training at the famous old ground in Madrid
Simeone needs something to spark the season into life for his men.
With five wins and five draws in La Liga thus far, Atletico are slipping away from pacesetters Barcelona who lead by eight points.
Qarabag are widely expected to finish bottom of Group C but the minnows will be full of confidence following their battling display earlier this month and hope to take something away from the Metropolitano.
Simeone’s men are in desperate need of a victory if they are to catch Roma and Chelsea