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Atletico Madrid host their metropolis rivals and reigning champions Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday night time.

While Diego Simeone’s group in fourth place has just below a three-point benefit over Real Betis of their race for Champions League qualification, Real completed the league title with a pounding 4-0 conquer Espanyol final weekend.

Here’s all the things you must find out about a Madrid derby that’s of a lot larger significance to future hosts.

When is kick off? Sunday 8 May, 20:00 (BST)Where is the match performed? Wanda MetropolitanoTV channel / livestream? LaLigaTV (UK), ESPN + (USA), TSN (Canada)Highlights? LaLiga YouTubeJudge? Cesar Soto GradoWHERE? Juan Martinez Munuera

While Jose Maria Gimenez returned from a muscle harm in time for Atletico’s senseless 2-0 loss away to Athletic Club final weekend, Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar aren’t but able to play.

A grim defeat additionally led to Atletico shedding Mario Hermoso and Reinildo to suspension for the Madrid derby as they each obtained their fifth yellow card of the season. Atletico had an enchantment to reverse Reinildo’s warning which was rejected earlier than the match.

Gareth Bale missed Real’s title celebration final weekend as a consequence of some inappropriate again spasms as he ended his profession within the Spanish capital from the sidelines. Eden Hazard has returned to coaching however didn’t be a part of the squad for his dramatic Champions League victory in opposition to Manchester City in the midst of the week.

Eder Militao appears to have spent the second half of beyond regular time in that tie stretching his groin, undermining his potential dedication this weekend. Midfielder David Alaba was simply match sufficient for the bench however his substitute Nacho Fernandez served his suspension at a match in La Liga final Saturday.

With three weeks to the Champions League last, Carlo Ancelotti manages to administer his group earlier than the spectacle.

After two strenuous however finally superb hours of Champions League soccer for Real on Wednesday night time, his legs might get slightly heavy this weekend – particularly with no carrot in La Liga left to play for.

Of course, bragging rights are nonetheless supplied, however the monetary hazard Atletico would find yourself in in the event that they lose Champions League soccer sharpens their minds slightly extra – or no less than it ought to.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid

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