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Alvaro Morata doubtful for Liverpool game

Atletico did not say exactly how long Morata is expected to be sidelined.

By: AP | Madrid | Published: February 4, 2020 2:29:54 pm
Atletico Madrid, Atletico Madrid Striker, Alvaro Morata, Alvaro Morata Injury, Champions League game, Atletico Madrid vs Granada, Football, Football news, Sports, Sports news Scans revealed the injury on Monday, two days after Morata was hurt in the 1-0 loss at Real Madrid in the Spanish league. (AP Photo)

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata could miss the Champions League game against Liverpool because of a right leg muscle injury.

Scans revealed the injury on Monday, two days after Morata was hurt in the 1-0 loss at Real Madrid in the Spanish league and had to be substituted in the second half.

Atletico did not say exactly how long Morata is expected to be sidelined. It hosts Liverpool on Feb. 18 in the first leg of the competition’s round of 16. The second leg will be on March 3 in England.

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Atletico coach Diego Simeone also can’t count on forwards Diego Costa and Joao Felix because of injuries.

The club unsuccessfully tried to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in last month’s transfer window.

Saturday’s loss to the city rival at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium left Atletico in sixth place in the Spanish league, 13 points off the lead after 22 matches.

Its next league match is on Saturday at home against Granada.

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