Following last week’s season-ending loss at Barcelona, Atlético Madrid will try to put in a professional outing against Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Celta sit 16th in the table and have a 31 percent chance to end the season in a relegation spot. Talisman Iago Aspas — fresh off a return from injury — has done his best but the Galicians have struggled to overcome poor defending most of the season and need a positive result in the capital. Fran Escribá’s men have not won this fixture since 2007.
Atlético sit second in the table with seven games remaining and are two points ahead of rivals Real Madrid. They lost the reverse 2-0 in September, when Aspas and Maxi Gómez pounced on defensive errors and handed Atleti their first loss.
Oh boy, where to start? Diego Godín was removed from the squad due to a fascial edema and will miss this match. Diego Costa, José Giménez and Thomas Partey are suspended. Thomas Lemar remains out with a mystery ailment. Álvaro Morata could play following an ankle injury, but if he does it’ll be off the bench. Just a mess all around.
Oblak; Juanfran, Nehuén Pérez, Montero, Filipe Luís; Rodri, Koke, Vitolo, Saúl; Griezmann, Correa.
Atlético Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo.
How to watch
Date: April 13, 2019
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. CET, 5:30 p.m. GMT, 12:30 p.m. EST, 9:30 a.m. PST
SB Nation: N/A
Available TV/streaming: beIN LaLiga, Movistar+ (Spain), Eleven Sports 1 (United Kingdom), beIN Sports en Español, fubo.tv (United States), beIN Sports 2 (France), DIRECTV Sports (Uruguay), Fox Premium (Brazil), Ziggo Sport Voetbal (Netherlands), Guangdong Sports Channel (China).