Bad news for Atletico Madrid: the Colchoneros will likely have to do without Antoine Griezmann against AC Milan.
L’Atletico Madrid will play big next Wednesday. Consequence of their two defeats conceded in a row against Liverpool, the Colchoneros are indeed in dire straits in their Champions League group. With only four points on the clock, they only emerge in third place, far behind the Reds and also a long way behind FC Porto.
Receipt of Milan AC, who has not yet fully abdicated despite an alarming accounting situation with a meager point in four matches, therefore promises to be decisive in the race for second place. A decisive meeting that the Madrilenians will have to play without Antoine Griezmann. According to the Spanish press, the tricolor world champion was indeed suspended from two matches following his exclusion against Liverpool, during the 3e daytime.
The French served his first game during the trip to the Reds but will therefore be absent again on Wednesday against Milan. Unless, as mentioned by AS, that the leaders of Madrid, who contest this decision, do not appeal. The Spanish champions indeed consider this sanction too severe in view of the fault committed by the Mâconnais, guilty of an involuntary kick in the face of Roberto Firmino. The Colchoneros did not fail to say their incomprehension after this direct red card while at the same time, for a similar foul, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had only received a simple warning.