Allright, so around 50 days of pre-season is over and I don't think anyone really expected that Atlético's first official game in 2010-2011 would be a title-game.
That's the case.
Pre-season have gone rather fast and it's been pretty boring to be honest with very few serious games where the team have been able to gather and the best eleven play together. Quique's got all of his players as of 9 August which means Forlán has been training for the last 14 days or so.
I don't expect much out of this game, just a decent showing and no embarassing display. Atlético's capable of everything.
This means Simão will hopefully stay on the bench but also that Mérida is making his official debut for the club, if Quique sticks with the line-up. Filipe's also bound to make his official debut and the same goes for Godín.