Torres, Tiago, Savic absent from Atletico squad to face Deportivo

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Madrid, March 11 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Friday called 19 footballers for the La Liga game this Saturday against Deportivo La Coruna at the Vicente Calderon stadium, with the absence for injury of Fernando Torres, Stefan Savic and Tiago Mendes.

Torres has not yet recovered from a right knee injury sustained last Sunday against Valencia, Savic will be sidelined for the fourth encounter following a muscle injury and Mendes continues his recovery from a fractured tibia, reports Efe.

The call includes: goalkeepers Jan Oblak and Miguel Angel Moya; defenders Juanfran Torres, Jesus Gamez, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez; midfielders Saul Niguez, Augusto Fernandez, Gabi, Koke, Matias Kranevitter, Thomas Partey, Yannick Carrasco and Oliver Torres; and strikers Angel Correa, Antoine Griezmann and Luciano Vietto.

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