Team News: Antoine Griezmann starts as Atletico Madrid face Qarabag FK

Team News: Griezmann starts as Atletico face Qarabag
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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann starts as his side face Qarabag FK in the Champions League group stages.

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann starts as his side face Qarabag FK in the Champions League group stages this evening.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone makes six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Barcelona last Saturday.

Diego Godin and Filipe Luis keep their spots in the back four, while Juanfran and Stefan Savic make way for Jose Gimenez and Sime Vrsaljko respectively.

Saul, who scored Atletico's goal against Barcelona, retains his place in midfield and Griezmann, who scored a penalty in Atletico's Champions League loss to Chelsea, is partnered with Kevin Gameiro up top.

Qarabag midfielder Pedro Henrique, who scored his side's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Roma in their previous Champions League tie, keeps his place in midfield.

The visitors also include Rashad Sadygov at centre-back, who will captain Gurban Gurbanov's side.

Qarabag FK: Sehic; Medvedev, Sadygov, Guseynov, Agolli; Madatov, Garayev, Almeida, Henrique; Michel, Ndlovu

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Luis, Godin, Gimenez, Vrsaljko; Gabi, Saul, Gaitan; Griezmann, Carrasco, Gamiero
Subs: Moya, Savic, Lucas, Thomas, Augusto, Torres, Correa

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Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
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