Arda Turan included in Atletico Madrid squad ahead of Bayer Leverkusen game

Arda Turan included in Atletico Madrid squad ahead of Bayer Leverkusen match [divider]

Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan has been included in the squad ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

Reports in Turkey had claimed that Atleti manager Diego Simeone left Turan in Spain due to injury.

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Turan actually returned to the starting lineup against Almeria after missing last weeks 2-0 loss against Celta Vigo due to injury.

The La Liga champions beat Almeria 3-0 to remain in 3rd place in the league.

Turan has three goals and six assists for Atleti in 30 appearances for Atleti this season.

Atleti travel to Germany next to take on Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The La Liga champions reached the final of the elite European club football competition last season.

The full squad is as follows:

Miguel Ángel Moya, Jan Oblak; Juanfran, Jesús Gámez, Joao Miranda, Diego Godin , Cristian Ansaldi, Guilherme Siqueira; Raúl García, Tiago Mendes, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Saul Ñíguez, Ruben Gracia ‘Cani’; Antoine Griezmann , Mario Mandzukic, Fernando Torres, Raul Jimenez