The mind on Russia

The first team returned to work after the victory in Valladolid. Those who did not start in the José Zorrilla began to prepare on the artificial turf like the one that will be played on in the Luzhniki Stadium.

With the mind fixed on Thursday's game in Moscow in the Europa League, Diego Pablo Simeone began preparing his team for the match against Rubin Kazan in the attempt to turn around the tie. The players who were not starters in the 0-3 victory against Valladolid, plus Courtois, began training on the field 1 in Majadahonda Sports City under the command of th `Profe' Ortega with some exercises to improve their physical preparation.

Later, they moved to field 2 where Simeone arranged a practice match against the Juvenile Division of Honor team that lasted approximately half an hour. This was the first contact with the artificial turf that will be use in the Luzhniki Stadium.