MADRID, 3 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Atlético de Madrid continues shaping its league debut with the third preseason game, the Ramón de Carranza trophy, which faces Cádiz this Thursday (9:00 p.m./TVE) in its 68th edition, a single-game duel that will mean the second participation consecutive mattress makers in one of the quintessential summer contests.
The rojiblanco team, with a closed squad as its president Enrique Cerezo said, has played two games to date, both with victory against Numancia (0-4) and against Manchester United, whom they beat by the minimum (0-1). ) in a crash from height. In the latter they already played their only two additions: Nahuel Molina and Axel Witsel.
The team led by Diego Pablo Simeone -who continues to carry out defense tests- visits the Nuevo Mirandilla without four players: Lodi, Felipe, Mario Hermoso and Lemar; the latter has joined the previous three due to injury. Those who do travel to Cádiz are the homegrown players Carlos Martín and Marcos Moreno.
Atlético, which continues to oil the machine, puts all its trust in Joao Félix, who seems determined to be the decisive player for whom the colchoneros made the largest outlay in their history. In addition to Griezmann, with a better version than the one he offered last year. Two reasons for hope where the usual basis is not lacking.
In addition, Atleti repeats participation in the Carranza for the second year in a row with the intention of continuing to be the most successful team. The mattresses have ten yellow trophies for the 9 held by the host of the event. A beautiful opportunity for the home team to equal the most successful club since 1955, the tournament's birth date, in the record holders.
Cádiz is the current champion of its trophy -which was played in 2021 after being suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic- and will take advantage of the match to improve sensations after falling to Lille in their last preseason game, the fourth for the Andalusians, who did not They will be able to count on Rubén Alcaraz, Iván Alejo and Sobrino due to injury.
Yes, there will be Víctor Chust, who is already owned by the cadistas, and also his two new signings: Awer Mabil and Joseba Zaldua in a match that will serve as a presentation to his public. "It's the staging before your people. It's a classic of summer tournaments," said his coach Sergio González.
"We want to win it. A very strong team is coming, but for that we have brought it, to make it difficult, to have to work on it. We are going with the hope of winning it in front of our fans", added the Cádiz coach in the preview of the Ramón de Carranza.