There is also Griezmann's recent spat with Real'sSergio Ramos to add another layer of intrigue.
Diego Simeone's side have won their last three games and have the advantage of 24 hours more rest after defeating Huesca 3-0 on Tuesday night.
The team have bagged 12 goals, one less than previous year on day seven of the domestic league and 13 less than in the 2014/2015 season, which was remembered as one the best attacking Real Madrid sides.
"Things are always changing in soccer", Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said Friday.
Slovenian global Oblak helped Atletico withstand a flurry of Real attacks, denying Marco Asensio at point-blank range and later turning away a stinging shot from Dani Carvajal from inside the area.
With a hard Champions League trip to play Tottenham in midweek, Valverde must again consider squad rotations, when Barca take on his former club, Athletic Club Bilbao on Saturday afternoon.
"I have to judge the games we have coming up and we have four games in the space of 10 days", Valverde, whose side will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday, told a news conference.
"We deserved the win but unfortunately we didn't manage to convert our chances".
'Ramos hasn't travelled because he has played about 120 minutes more than his team-mates, ' Lopetegui said, according to Goal.
'Unfortunately we couldn't get that goal.
The 2014 LaLiga champions have not lost at the Bernabeu in five LaLiga matches played since 2013, winning three and drawing two, and this impressive record at the Bernabeu is one which could propel Atletico to getting yet another victory this weekend.
"We're going to believe he wants to be with his family and Atletico fans should understand that".
Ronaldo allegedly offered her some athletic shorts and a T-shirt and directed her towards his bathroom where she could change. He has been named player of the year five times and recently completed a €100m (£89m) transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid .
The measures have disrupted supply chains and caused retaliation against USA exports in the economies of the nations affected. The Fed said it expects the GDP to fall to 2.5 percent next year, to 2 percent in 2020 and 1.8 percent in 2021.
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He said: 'Of course [he is more intense in matches than training], every player prefers to play than work without the ball. While Liverpool have the upper hand in the league the Carabao Cup match in midweek has given Chelsea the impetus .
Jose Mourinho's post-match thoughts on his side's defeat to West Ham was seemingly stopped early by a United press official. The word "crisis" has been too easily grasped for in relation to United this season, but this was truly terrible .
He claimed to know the person who was filling up gas in his truck, though the man later told police he did not know Griffen. Bank Stadium because of a knee injury and did not attend the game because of what the team called a personal issue.
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Tesla shares soar after Musk gets ousted as chairman
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Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna dies
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Brett Kavanaugh: allegations of misconduct continue to mount
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