Martinez set for Copa del Rey return

Striker Jackson Martinez is expected to make his return for Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey match against Reus on Thursday after recovering from injury.

The Colombian forward has spent the past month on the sidelines after he injured his left ankle during his country's World Cup qualifier against Chile in November.

He has missed seven games for Atletico with the team determined not rush him back, but he has now made a full recovery and is part of coach Diego Simeone's squad for the Copa del Rey clash.

Atleti will take a 2-1 lead into the second-leg of their last-32 encounter against at Vicente Calderon and Simeone has opted for a mostly second-string squad with Martinez, striker Fernando Torres and goalkeeper Jan Oblak the most experienced.