sport news Diego Simeone leads by example in Atletico Madrid training

Diego Simeone leads by example in Atletico Madrid training as La Liga giants prepare for Girona meeting ahead of crunch Barcelona showdown

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 23:28 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 23:28 BST, 1 April 2019

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Diego Simeone led from the front in Atletico Madrid training this week, as he dived in with his players to ensure the session had a ferocious pace.

The fiery former Argentina international is often seen kitted up and in the thick of the action, and Monday's session was no different as Atletico prepare to face Girona.

Simeone took the session as the senior side were put through their paces inside the Wanda Metropolitano stadium ahead of the clash. 

Diego Simeone led from the front in Atletico Madrid training this week and played in the rondo

Diego Simeone led from the front in Atletico Madrid training this week and played in the rondo

Simeone got involved with his players in the possession-based game inside the stadium

Simeone got involved with his players in the possession-based game inside the stadium

The Argentine manager showed he's still got the touch, by flicking the ball over a defender

The Argentine manager showed he's still got the touch, by flicking the ball over a defender

Atletico are preparing to welcome Girona to their stunning new stadium on Tuesday night

Atletico are preparing to welcome Girona to their stunning new stadium on Tuesday night

Atletico face a busy week, with Girona arriving on Tuesday evening before a weekend trip to rivals Barcelona.

Simeone's side sit in second place in the division, 10 points behind current leaders Barca

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