Club Atlético de Madrid and RCD Espanyol will play out one of the round 28 of Liga BBVA's more appealing fixtures.
The Red and Whites, who sit second with 64 points, are looking to carry on with their excellent season and keep the dream alive for their fans as they fight for the title. Diego Simeone's men go into the game with morale at an all time high following their qualification for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. The Argentine, however, spoke with caution: "The side are continuing to grow, and we have to carry on this way. It’s an important game and we have to be attentive". João Miranda and Mario Suarez will miss out for the home side due to suspension.
Meanwhile Espanyol arrive in Madrid with the intention of continuing their climb up the table. They currently sit ninth with 36 points. "We must come out with a lot of intensity and decisiveness. It will be tough, but we’ll try our best. The players know they will have to be at their best, with maximum concentration and emotional equilibrium", said Javier Aguirre, who will return to the club he managed between 2006 and 2009.