<p>Diego Simeone. Credit: Getty</p>

Diego Simeone. Credit: Getty

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United: full Atletico injury & suspension list with NINE stars who may miss game

Diego Simeone has a few team selection issues to contend with for the last-16 first leg on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid could be without up to nine first-team stars when they take on Manchester United in the Champions League this week.

While the Red Devils will travel to the Spanish capital for Wednesday’s last-16 first leg with a relatively fresh squad, the same cannot be said for Atletico.

Diego Simeone already knows that three players will certainly miss the encounter, while a further six are doubts ahead of the fixture.

The Spanish champions warmed up for the encounter with a relatively straightforward 3-0 win over Osasuna on Saturday, but that game has resulted in several potentially new injury absentees.

Meanwhile, despite a physical battle against Leeds United at the weekend for Ralf Rangnick’s men, they don’t appear to have picked up any fresh injury concerns.

Edinson Cavani may be denied the chance to face his international team-mate Luis Suarez, while Eric Bailly might also not be fit enough to take on Atletico.

But here’s how the hosts’ squad is shaping up ahead of Wednesday’s game…

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