Coming into Sunday, Atletico Madrid sits 4 points behind Barcelona but they’ve played one less game. Athletic Bilbao sits in a very respectable fifth place just outside of the Champions League zone. This is exciting match up of two teams near the top of the table.
“We’re up against tough opponents, who have great players and a great coach,” Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said, via ESPN FC. “It’s going to be a game that, after the exhaustion of the game with Granada, will require a lot of effort and the team that has more legs in it and prepares better tactically will have the upper hand.
“We hope we’ll be up to the task in a game that is going to demand a bigger effort than we are used to because the opponents are going to create a lot of complications for us.”
Simeone also wants the fans to do their part and cheer hard for their team.
“Sunday is a tough test and we need the support of the fans and the strength of the crowd,” he said. “Athletic are a very competitive team and as they don’t play European competitions it means they can work harder, although this week they have played the same amount of games as us.”
Date: November 3
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Location: Madrid, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Vicente Calderón
TV Info: BeIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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