The calendar has always had its influence in the fight for the decline, but this year will be much greater due to the negligence of the big teams in what remains of the League. The title is decided and the next two positions, practically as well. Therefore, the fight to avoid the fall to the Second Division will have a bit of cheating in the seven days that lie ahead. It is not the same to face Barcelona in a hurry to maintain the leadership that with the trophy practically in the pocket and a very important match of the Champions League only three days later. That is what happens today, for example, to Huesca, who will receive a Barca team very different from what it would be in normal conditions. Valverde, at last, it seems that it will give rest to many starters, including Messi even though he does not have a broken nose.
It will be a day for unit B and the technician has already announced the respite for Leo, as well as confirming that Rakitic is running a fever. "You have to change the way you handle matches, the schedule is tight," confessed Valverde. A blessing for Huesca and quite the opposite for the direct rivals, who did face a "complete" Barcelona.
The same happens to Celta, who visits Atlético more depressed in a long time. Giménez, Thomas and Costa are out due to injury, while Godín, Savic, Lucas and even Morata will be injured. Celta does not have Aspas, who has a yellow cycle, but could still score in the Wanda.