MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Radamel Falcao starts tonight for Atletico Madrid in their Spanish La Liga clash against Celta at Vicente Calderon.
Atletico are in second place, but they enter the game on the back of a defeat to Barcelona on Sunday and manager Diego Simeone is hoping his side can respond with a win at home tonight.
Falcao, who has been very impressive this season, has scored 24 goals in all competition this term and he will be partnered tonight again by Diego Costa, who was also impressive against Barcelona last weekend.
Atletico Madrid are nine-points behind leaders Barcelona with 37pts, but have not given up the chase for the title.
The home side will be hunting a win tonight in an attempt to keep the solid advantage it holds on defending champions Real Madrid, who are third on 33 points.
Atletico Madrid FC (4-2-3-1): Courtois, Cisma, Godin, Miranda, Juanfran, Tiago, Gabi, Arda Turan, Koke, Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa.
Subs: Asenjo, Suarez, Adrian, Raul Garcia, Rodriguez, Diaz, Belozoglu
Celta (4-2-3-1): Varas, Bellvis, Tunez, Cabral, Mallo, Lopez, Oubina, Krohn-Dehli, Insa, Fernandez, Aspas.
Subs: Alvarez, Vila, Bermejo, Bustos, Chu-Young Park, Toni, Quique de Lucas.