Felipe available to face Celta Vigo
Felipe Monteiro will be available for selection when Atletico Madrid face Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaidos on Tuesday night.
This is a welcome boost for Diego Simeone as he will be without Joao Felix and Mario Hermoso due to injury, while Diego Costa is suspended.
Felipe was actually called up to be a part of the matchday squad for Atletico’s 3-0 win against Real Mallorca, but this was because Simeone only had Stefan Savic and Jose Maria Gimenez available.
It should not be forgotten that prior to the coronavirus-enforced stoppage of football, the Brazilian was the most important and consistent centre-back for an Atletico side that had serious injury problems in this position in the first half of the campaign.
Since the break, though, Savic and Gimenez have been colossal at the back, which meant that Felipe hasn’t been missed too much.
In fact, his only minutes thus far came in the 2-2 draw away at Barcelona due to the Montenegrin’s suspension.