Atlético Madrid will end their 2018/19 season where it began — in Valencia, against a Levante side that secured safety last week.
Levante have been one of LaLiga’s most entertaining sides this season and confirmed their top-flight status with a comeback win at Girona in matchday 37. As such, they have nothing to play for other than pride and league position — Paco López’s boys could finish as high as 12th if they win and other results go their way.
Diego Simeone’s Atlético — which clinched second place last Sunday — will wave goodbye to several longtime players ahead of what is anticipated to be a major summer facelift. Juanfran, Diego Godín and Antoine Griezmann will all participate in their final match for the club, while Filipe Luís also is ticketed for an exit. Rodri has an offer from Manchester City and other players such as Vitolo, Diego Costa and Nikola Kalinić — yes, he’s still around — could go, too.
All departing players other than Vitolo and Costa are expected to start at the Ciutat de València. Jan Oblak suffered a muscular injury in training this week and will not play — he’s secured a fourth straight Zamora Trophy for fewest goals conceded anyway.
Adán; Juanfran, Montero, Godín, Filipe Luís; Thomas, Rodri, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Correa.
Levante 2-2 Atlético.
How to watch
Date: May 18, 2019
Location: Estadi Ciutat de València, Valencia, Spain
Kickoff time: 1:00 p.m. CET, 12:00 p.m. GMT, 7:00 a.m. EST, 4:00 a.m. PST
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