As the season goes towards it's end, the games become even more important than usual. Atlético is currently sitting six points away from the fourth and final Champions League-spot, so the boys need to record a win when Espanyol visit Vicente Calderón in less than 20 minutes. Málaga will be playing Osasuna in Pamplona tomorrow, so they could end up losing points while Sevilla-Levante ended in a 1-1-draw yesterday night. This also gives Atlético the chance of closing in on the Europa League-spots if Champions League wouldn't be possible to reach. Cholo's made three changes from the team that played Valencia on Thursday night. We'll be seeing Godín at CB alongside Domínguez while Tiago takes Mario's spot in the starting eleven. Salvio plays instead of Adrián who's in need of a break after playing non-stop for quite some time now. I do hope Salvio can be utilized more as a striker, although we'll most likely see him start as a winger. That position, as a winger, doesn't really suit him well. He's much better closer to goal because of his goalthreat.
Espanyol is unchanged with the exception of Weiss, who'll be replaced by Coutinho because of his injury problems. Look out for Sergio García who's been in very good form as of late, same goes for Verdú and Coutinho on his day is always a threat.
: Courtois; Juanfran, Godín, Domínguez, Filipe Luís; Tiago, Gabi; Salvio, Diego, Arda; Falcao
: Cristián Álvarez; Javi López, Raúl Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Dídac; Raúl Baena, Romaric; Sergio García, Verdú, Coutinho; Kalu Uche