Atletico duo ruled out of Europa League tie

Atletico Madrid revealed Tuesday that midfielder Thiago and defender Antonio Lopez have been ruled out of Thursday's Europa League tie against Lazio as the two players are still recovering from injuries.

Thiago, 30, has yet to shake off a left hamstring injury that has plagued the Portuguese star to just one league appearance all season. Lopez, 30, is working alongside Atletico's medical staff as he aims to recover from a muscle tear.

The duo are certain to miss the Europa League clash in Rome, but they are also likely to be sidelined for Atletico's trip to Sporting Gijon in La Liga action on Saturday.