Defender Gimenez returns to Atletico squad after six games out

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Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Capital football club Atletico Madrid’s defender Jose Gimenez returned on Friday to the squad following his recovery from a muscle injury after six games out, and is ready for the La Liga game against Malaga here on Saturday .

The Uruguyan is now available to Argentine head coach Diego Simeone for Saturday’s game at the Vicente Calderon, while his compatriot defender Diego Godin will not play due to a muscular injury sustained on Wednesday against Athletic Bilbao, reports Efe.

Meanwhile, Portuguese Tiago Mendes hasn’t received clearance from the fractured ankle suffered last November 28.

The Atletico Madrid squad for Malaga game: Goalkeepers: Miguel Angel Moya and Jan Oblak; defenders Juanfran Torres, Jesus Gamez, Lucas Hernandez and Luis Filipe; midfielders: Saul Ñíguez, Yannick Carrasco, Gabi, Augusto Fernandez, Thomas Partey and Koke; and strikers: Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa, Fernando Torres and Luciano Vietto.

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