Atletico Madrid's Vrsaljko returns to matchday squad for the first time in nine months
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Atletico Madrid's Vrsaljko returns to matchday squad for the first time in nine months

Atletico Madrid will welcome back Sime Vrasljko in the matchday squad for the first time in nine months as he looks to overcome his injury nightmare against Salzburg. 

Vrsaljko has been included in Madrid's ahead of Champions League tie with Red Bull Salzburg with Diego Simeone's men needing to secure a victory in order to advance to the last 16. 

The defender's season-long loan deal with Inter Milan last season was cut after suffering a long-term knee injury after making 13 appearances. The full-back missed the build of the last season after he underwent surgery in January 2019 limiting him to just seven appearances in a span of six weeks. 

The 28-year-old then tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of this season and had to undergo another operation in October as part of the rehabilitation process but has now returned.

Madrid squad 

Oblak, Grbic, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Torreira, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo, Joao Félix, Correa, Suárez, Saponjic. 

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