LaLiga couldn’t be tighter and the Atletico Madrid, the current leader of the classification, wants to continue at the top with only five days from the end of the championship. The defeat on the last day in San Mamés against Athletic left the team in uncertainty, but Barcelona missed the opportunity to take the lead and lost their postponed match against Granada at the Camp Nou this Thursday.
To maintain the leadership, the rojiblancos will have to win this afternoon (starting at 16:15) at Elche in Martínez Valero, a team that is also risking its life but at the bottom of the table. Those of Escribá are 18th, tied on points with Valladolid, which marks the permanence, and one below Alavés. While it is only worth winning for the colchoneros to observe the rest of the day with peace of mind, any point will be welcome for the club from Elche to come out of the pit. Guido Carrillo and Mojica are the sensitive casualties of Elche, while Simeone will be able to count on all his troops except Renan Lodi, injured. Follow the minute by minute of the match live: