Atletico can be crowned league winners with a win on the final day, but Real are also in contention.
Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid enter the last day of the Spanish league on Saturday with the title to be played between the city’s rivals.
Atletico Madrid can win their first league title in seven years with a victory in Valladolid.
Real Madrid need Atletico to stumble to keep the crown with a victory over Villarreal.
On the last day, Atlético led Madrid by two points, while Madrid maintained the tiebreaker if it ended up equalizing the points.
“It’s a final with two teams fighting for different goals, but very important goals for both of us and we will give up our lives to achieve that goal,” said Diego Simeone, coach of Atletico Madrid.
“We worked all week focusing on the match against Valladolid. We will look to play this game as we have always done against a rival who has his needs [to avoid relegation]. We will try to take the game to where we can hurt them.
“At the end of the season, you have two teams fighting for the title. Three teams fighting to stay on their feet and three fighting for the Europa League. This is the Spanish league. “
– LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 21, 2021
Simeone’s victory would secure Atlético’s first title since 2014.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard will miss the Spanish league final of Real Madrid.
Hazard was not included in the squad for the match against Villarreal. However, captain Sergio Ramos will return to the squad after recovering from an injury that kept him out of March.
Hazard missed much of the season due to injury, but had been playing regularly recently.
“It’s nothing important, but we don’t want to take any risks,” said Zidane, who denied the media this week that he had told his players he would leave his second stage as Real’s boss after Saturday’s final. .
Diego Simeone is preparing his Atlético team to “give life” on the last day of the LaLiga match https://t.co/vJR5lsYbYS
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Meanwhile, one of the teams that does not play in the league title is Barcelona, to which captain Lionel Messi has received permission to skip the last game in Eibar already relegated.
The future of coach Ronald Koeman is in doubt after his team finishes the campaign poorly, while Messi has not yet revealed his plans for the expiration date of his contract at the end of the month.
Koeman said on Friday that he “wants to continue” as Barcelona’s coach next season, but acknowledges that his fate is in the hands of the club’s president, Joan Laporta.
According to the Catalan press, the ax at the Camp Nou seems to be on the Dutch coach, whose successes, including winning the Messi round, lifting the Copa del Rey and overseeing a year of transition, may not save him from the sack .