The stage is set for an emotional Sunday evening at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, where Atlético Madrid will host Eibar on the season’s final day.
Atlético will wave adiós to Fernando Torres, who will leave his boyhood club for pastures new this summer. However, he is leaving as a champion — Atleti’s win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final gave Torres his first major trophy at the club.
In addition, thanks to Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal on Saturday night, los rojiblancos have secured second place in LaLiga before kickoff — and thus split the Madrid-Barcelona duo for the second time in five seasons. Entering this match with no pressure whatsoever will only add to what should be a very celebratory atmosphere.
As for José Luis Mendilibar’s men, they are comfortably mid-table once more — they enter this match 10th. But since their promotion in 2014, Eibar have lost all seven league games against Atlético.
Diego Simeone has opted again for senior players only. A few of Wednesday’s warriors will take up places on the bench, while Vitolo is set to return and Torres, of course, will start his final Atlético match next to Antoine Griezmann — who may be playing his final match for the club as well.
Oblak; Juanfran, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Saúl, Vitolo, Koke; Griezmann, Torres.
Atlético Madrid 0-0 Eibar.
How to watch
Date: May 20, 2018
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kickoff time: 18:30 CEST, 17:30 GMT/BST, 12:30 p.m. EST, 9:30 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
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