Atletico Madrid train with groups of 14 players

Atletico Madrid train with groups of 14 players

After Spanish league clubs were allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks, Diego Simeone was finally able to lead a training session that involved groups of 14 players.

Only 10 players were allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit southern European nation where nearly 30,000 people have died with COVID-19.

What hasn't changed is that Oscar 'Profe' Ortega took control of the physical part of the session, before Simeone introduced a ball and tactical elements.

There was intensity once again, the type of which that has become synonymous with Simeone's time in charge.

Obviously, neither Joao Felix nor Sime Vrsaljko took part in the training session as they continue their recovery from injury setbacks.

Group training sessions are part of the penultimate phase before teams can be considered ready to return to competition. Full squad sessions are expected to begin next week, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic progresses. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook

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