Valencia CF and Club Atlético de Madrid play on Sunday at 17:00 in the Mestalla in what is round 35 of Liga BBVA.
The ché are fighting for a European place, and have their sights set on sixth, but they face the league leaders. "Everyone wants to beat the leaders", said their coach Juan Antonio Pizzi. The Argentine will be without the goalkeeper Diego Alves and defenders Víctor Ruiz, Juan Bernat and Phil Senderos. The positive news for Pizzi is that centre back Ricardo Costa returns after a few weeks out.
The Liga BBVA leaders with 85 points, Atlético, visit Valencia looking for a win in addition to crossing another date off the calendar as they look to become champions. Simeone has insisted that Sunday's game is extremely important. "I'm only thinking about Valencia, then Valencia, and afterwards, Valencia", he said at his pre-match press conference. The Argentine has no fresh injury worried ahead of the trip to the coast.