Jasper Cillessen has recovered from a hip injury. The thirty-year-old goalkeeper is in the selection for the first game of Valencia on Wednesday visiting Atalanta in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
Cillessen suffered the injury about a month ago in the warm-up of the cup match with Logronés, after which he had to miss the next six duels from Valencia.
The Orange-international would be against Logronés again for the first time in a long time in the base at Valencia. He was injured at the calf in December and after his return had to give up his place under the bar to Jaume Domènech.
Cillessen is working on his first season with Valencia. He came over from FC Barcelona last summer, where since his arrival in Ajax in 2016 he had to settle for a role on the second plan behind Marc-André ter Stegen.
Celades takes three goalkeepers to San Siro
Valencia coach Albert Celades may well put a goalkeeper in the stands in San Siro (Atalanta plays his home games in the Champions League in the AC Milan stadium). In addition to Cillessen and Domènech, he also takes Cristian Rivero.
Without Cillessen, Valencia qualified for the knock-out phase of the Champions League at the expense of Ajax and advanced to a seventh place in La Liga thanks to a stiff competition start thanks to a 2-0 win over FC Barcelona.
Atalanta-Valencia starts in San Siro on Wednesday at 9 p.m. and is led by English referee Michael Oliver. Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer are probably in the starting line of the number four in the Serie A.
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