Diego Simeone’s men have an extra day’s rest working in their favour here, given that they last played on January 3 and Real Madrid played January 4. The break over Christmas ensures all players are relatively fresh, but in a match of small margins, this is a definite advantage.
Per AS.com, Mario Mandzukic and Arda Turan received the day off from training on Sunday. Guilherme Siqueira trained individually after picking up a knock at the weekend alongside Miranda, who is being eased back. via | Bleacher Report