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How Atletico Madrid could line up against Real Madrid

Sports Mole looks at how Atletico Madrid could line up against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Atletico Madrid will be looking to lift the Spanish Super Cup for just the third time in their history when they take on Real Madrid in the final of the tournament on Sunday night.

Diego Simeone's side, who qualified for the competition courtesy of their runners-up spot in La Liga last season, recorded a 3-2 win over Barcelona on Thursday in the semi-finals.

The capital giants trailed 2-1 to the Spanish champions heading into the latter stages of the last-four clash but scored twice in the final 10 minutes to book a spot against Los Blancos.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Atletico could line up this weekend.


Out: Diego Costa (neck), Thomas Lemar (muscle), Koke (thigh)
Doubtful: Jose Gimenez (knock)

Atletico will again be without the services of Diego Costa and Thomas Lemar for this weekend's affair, while key midfielder Koke picked up a thigh injury in the clash with Barca and will therefore be unavailable.

The Red and Whites are hopeful that Jose Gimenez will recover from a knock to start, though, while Koke's absence is expected to see Hector Herrera continue in the middle of the park.

It seems unlikely that Simeone will deviate from a 4-4-2 formation, meaning that Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix should again start in attack with support from Angel Correa.

Vitolo and Marcos Llorente are two players pushing to make the starting XI having been involved off the bench on Thursday, although Gimenez for Felipe is expected to be the only alteration.

Stefan Savic has only just recovered from a muscular problem but came through the clash against Ernesto Valverde's side without any issues.

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
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· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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