Second-place Atlético Madrid face a tough match on Wednesday evening as they welcome fifth-place Valencia to A Stadium Called Wanda.
Los Che have luck and Gonçalo Guedes back on their side, as their missed chances have turned into goals of late and have seen them shoot up into the European places. Marcelino’s men are two points off the final Champions League place and must keep up with the miraculous Getafe — but they have not won at Atlético in over eight years.
Atleti now know a loss Wednesday will clinch LaLiga for Barcelona and would probably like to postpone the inevitable until the weekend, at least. Diego Simeone’s crew has a four-point edge on Real Madrid and can take a step closer to securing subcampeon status with three more points at home.
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Simeone will welcome back Antoine Griezmann from suspension but he will say adiós to José Giménez, whose dislocated toe could rule him out for the season’s final month. Stefan Savić will step in for his first start (and appearance) since March 9, while Thomas Lemar could maintain his place in the XI after he scored the winner at Eibar on Saturday.
Oblak; Juanfran, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Rodri, Saúl, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Morata.
Atlético 1-1 Valencia.
How to watch
Date: April 24, 2019
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. CET, 6:30 p.m. GMT, 1:30 p.m. EST, 10:30 a.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
Available TV/streaming: beIN LaLiga, Movistar+ (Spain), Eleven Sports 1 (United Kingdom), fubo.tv, beIN Sports (United States), beIN Sports Connect (France), ESPN 2 Sur (Uruguay), Fox Premium (Brazil), SportKlub 4 (Serbia/Montenegro), PPTV Sport (China).