Atlético faces Montevideo Wanderers tonight at 19:00 GMT+1 in the third place match of the Trofeo Colombino in Huelva. The Uruguayan side was defeated 2-0 Tuesday by event hosts Recreativo Huelva. The Rojiblancos suffered their third consecutive pre-season defeat in a 1-0 loss to Sporting Gijón last night. Atleti will be looking for a morale boosting victory in what will be its last preparation game prior to the UEFA Supercup engagement with Inter on 27 August.
AS is reporting that both Quique Sánchez Flores and the club directors feel that despite offers from several teams, it would be best to hold on to Jorge Pulido, the promising young defender. Pulido’s recent performances in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship were widely praised, with rumours of a move being on the cards for the Spaniard.
I was really looking forward to seeing Keko, as captain, lift the trophy as European Champions with the Spain U19s, but sadly they lost the final today. The host nation France proved too strong, and after initially going behind, came back to win 2-1. Spain, with Keko and Pulido as starters, had dominated against all
Now that a deal for Filipe has been agreed, Atlético can focus on signing one more defender. Quique Sánchez Flores wants either a centre or a right-back, with Ujfalusi to complete the defence. While a deal for Fanni seemed close, Atleti has set their sight on Diego Godín, the Uruguayan centre-back from Villarreal. Marca even