RM – Raul Garcia
Although Arda Turan seems to be recovering well from a groin injury, head coach Diego Simeone may be better suited to starting the Turkey international from the bench once more and pushing Garcia out wide.
LM – Koke
The youngster has had a brilliant season with Atletico in 2013/14, but in the first-leg of this clash the Spain international’s passing was wayward and that will need to be addressed.
CM – Tiago
Expected to lineup against his former side once more and in the absence of Gabi the Portuguese midfielder will be required to be the leader in the middle of the park.
CM – Mario Suarez
Suarez should be drafted in to replace Gabi – who is suspended for the game – and the Spaniard will provide some defensive grit to allow the more creative players to flourish.