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Questions for Marcelino: who starts in goal, who plays up front

Pretty much everyone is OK physically except for the long-term injuries (Samu G, Bailly, Adrian)

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Word from the practice field is that Bruno Soriano was not there, but apparently he was just a bit under the weather and held out for precautionary reasons, nothing serious.   Leo Baptistao is able to play against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, so there is no obvious reason to keep him from starting Thursday if that's what Marce feels makes sense.  I suspect we will see all of our attacking three at some point, it's just who starts (presumably, one of Bakambu and Baptistao along with Soldado), and who comes on later.

The other question is in goal.  In the group stages, we went with Mariano Barbosa in goal.  And now, we have Sergio Asenjo recovered from injury, but not playing.  Could we see him start?  Or will it be Areola?  That could be Marce's biggest decision.