Football fans’ attention shifts back to domestic competition after the midweek matches of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League.
The Madrid derby between Atletico Madrid, who play at home and have the edge, and Real Madrid, who travel and hope to beat their rivals, is the topic of Spanish football fans this week. Blancos gave up the La Liga title to Barcelona last season, but they appear to be reborn and revitalized this year. Can they win back the championship?
Atletico Madrid is still one of the most successful teams in Spanish football, but they have been laying low as Barcelona and Real Madrid have battled it out for the championship in recent seasons.
The home squad has been fighting hard since their last La Liga title to regain its old glory. With so many key members of the team’s championship teams long since gone, it’s up to the current group of players to cement their place in franchise annals.
A victory over Real Madrid at home would not only boost Atletico’s morale but also move them up the standings. The locals know that nothing comes easy in this derby, but a timely reminder that they are title competitors might spark Madrid’s title challenge. On Sunday, the home team must match the intensity of the fans and do all it takes to win.
There was a lot of pressure on Real Madrid to win the Spanish La Liga again this year. Two years ago, when Barcelona was distracted by off-the-field issues, they easily won the league title. After trading Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain, many predicted that Barcelona would fade into obscurity and hand Real Madrid a period of dominance.
The away team has had an ideal start to the season, allowing them to fulfill their resiliency mandate with flying colors. With a perfect record of five wins from their first five La Liga games of the 2022/23 season, Real Madrid heads out on this journey in first place.
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Atletico vs Real Madrid Game Information
- Date: 09/24/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano (Madrid).
- How to Watch Atletico vs Real Madrid: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv