The Metropolitano celebrates the Champions League that Sevilla longs for

Day 37

Atlético closes the season at home with nothing at stake and against a rival who needs a point to secure fourth place

Jose Manuel Andres

Quiet end of season in the Metropolitan. Atlético says goodbye to its fans in a very complicated season, perhaps the hardest of the long-running season was Simeone, and it does so with its homework done, after securing its tenth consecutive presence in the Champions League in the matchday visit to Elche week to week It is measured against a Sevilla that breathes very differently. Lopetegui's men have a very close presence in the top continental competition, just one point away, but they urgently need it in the face of pressure from Betis, the eternal rival, and the heated atmosphere in the Sevilla environment, with the continuity of the very certainly not help either.

Without the suspended Lodi and the injured Joao Félix, Vrsaljko and Lemar, it remains to be seen if Simeone grants space in the eleven for some less usual player with everything resolved, but the meeting will serve as a farewell to Luis Suárez from the mattress parish, after a second year in which his physical condition has already prevented him from maintaining the level of the first rojiblanca season, when he was one of the pillars of a league title for history. It was the particular revenge of him after leaving through the back door of Barça to whom he gave so much during six seasons and surely the Matropolitan will offer a warm goodbye to the Uruguayan striker.

For its part, Lopetegui's Sevilla, increasingly questioned, arrives at the mattress fiefdom, very hostile according to a rivalry that has grown in recent years, without Lamela due to suspension and Suso, Fernando and Martial due to injury. He recovers Ocampos after overcoming the viral process that separated him from the match against Mallorca, in which the Seville team was powerless to close the Champions League against a rival that is fighting for survival under the protection of a dissatisfied crowd due to a disappointing season finale .

-Probable alignments:

  • Athletic:
    Oblak, Marcos Llorente, Savic, Giménez, Reinildo, Carrasco, De Paul, Kondogbia, Koke, Griezmann and Luis Suárez.

  • Seville:
    Bono, Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña, Joan Jordán, Rakitic, Papu Gómez, Ocampos, En-Nesyri and Corona.

  • Referee:
    Sánchez Martínez (Murcian Committee).

  • Stadium:
    Metropolitan.

  • Time and TV:
    7:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga.

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