Atleti to monitor injured Morata ahead of Porto trip

Alvaro Morata is a doubt for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League clash with Porto after suffering an ankle injury early in Saturday’s defeat at Cadiz.

The Spain striker looked in great discomfort when he was replaced by Matheus Cunha just 10 minutes into Atleti’s 3-2 LaLiga loss.


Morata underwent tests on Sunday, which revealed he has not sustained serious damage to his right ankle.

Atleti will monitor Morata ahead of a final Group B clash with Porto on Tuesday, when they will attempt to secure a Europa League spot after failing to qualify for the round of 16 of Europe’s premier club competition.

“Alvaro Morata suffers from soft tissue edema in his ankle, according to the medical tests which he underwent this Sunday morning,” Atleti stated.

“The Spanish international striker was substituted after 10 minutes of play in the game that we played this Saturday in Cadiz and the evolution of his discomfort will determine his incorporation into the group.”

Diego Simeone’s side were unbeaten in six games before slipping up at lowly Cadiz.

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Author: XenBet