Lucas Hernandez, Savic, Godin and Gimenez, all of them injured
Atletico Madrid have a really big problem with their defenders. Only 10 days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, they have no healthy centre-backs. Their last injury was Lucas Hernandez, who suffered a physical issue with the French national team.
Godin, Gimenez and Savic, the three main centre-backs, were already injured and they are trying to recover to be available for Diego Pablo Simeone. Also, the midfielder Saul is in doubt for the European clash.
Simeone will need to think very well which are his options and what footballers he can risk. With the league almost impossible, the Champions League is vital for Atletico and they may try to use all their best players despite their physical problems.