Atletico Madrid are on the cusp of winning their first La Liga title since the 2013-14 season. And it can happen tonight, if they win against Osasuna at the Wanda Metropolitano and city niegbhours and defending champions Real Madrid lose at Athletic Bilbao. (More Football News)
It's such a tantalising prospect for both Atleti and a certain Uruguayan that manager Diego Simeone said that they are entering the "Luis Suarez zone" for obvious reason. For all his experience and that bitter Barcelona divorce, Suarez is determined to prove his doubters wrong.
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The focus surely is on Suarez, who left Barcelona after a 2019-20 season. Now, in different colours, the former Liverpool frontman is ready for another trophy. Yes, the desire to succeed following his switch to the capital was fuelled by those who had declared him to be in a state of decline. And most probably, he will have the last laugh.
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Atleti are red-hot favourites to beat Osasuna, who have lost eight of their last 10 away games against Los Rojiblancos. And that prospect gives Atleti more impetus as La Liga season enters it last leg. They will take the field on the penultimate day with a two-point advantage over Real at the top of La Liga points table. All they need is, to win.
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Should they claim three points against Jagoba Arrasate's side and Los Blancos fail to beat Athletic Bilbao, in a game which kicks off at the same time, Atletico will be crowned champions with a game remaining.
For Osasuna, a win against the title favourites will a massive morale boost even if they fail to book a European spot. They enter the match with 44 points, at 11th.
Match and telecast details
Match: La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Osasuna
Date: May 16 (Sunday), 2021
Time: 10:00 PM IST/ Local time - 6:30 PM
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
TV Channel: Not available in India
Live Streaming: Facebook Watch
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Trippier, Llorente, Koke, Saul, Carrasco; Correa, Suarez.
Osasuna: Herrera; Roncaglia, D.Garcia, Hernandez, Cruz; Barja, Torro, Moncayola, R.Garcia; Torres; Budimir.