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Jose Gimenez and Renan Lodi, both of Atletico Madrid’s defensive pairing, are set to get a fitness boost ahead of next weekend’s high-stakes trip to Barcelona.

Full back Brazilian Due to a persistent thigh injury, Lodi missed Los Rojiblancos’ 1-0 win away at Elche last time out, with Gimenez withdrawn as a precaution in the final minutes at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

According to Diario AS, Diego Simeone gave his team an extra day off before their crucial match at the Camp Nou, with both players stepping up their comeback efforts.

Atletico Fitness Boost
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Gimenez is expected to be fit in time to face the Catalans, with Mario Hermoso ready to take over at left back if Lodi is ruled out again.

With four games remaining in the 2020/21 season, Atletico Madrid currently leads the La Liga table by two points over Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Source: Football Espana

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