After our epic UEFA Europa League semi-final match at the Emirates, football returns for Atleti. At 4:15 p.m. CET, we'll face Alavés at Mendizorrotza.
Alavés are on the rise and beat Las Palmas with an impressive 0-4 in LaLiga matchday 34. Meanwhile, our side are coming from a draw at the Emirates.
Since the Basque side appointed Abelardo Fernández, they've been in fine form and have won 14 out of 25 matches. They rose through from the depths of the table and are now 13th with 41 points.
Despite being tired from Thursday's match, Diego Pablo Simeone knows his players will give it their 100 percent at Mendizorrotza.
“We’re thinking about our match against Alavés. We know how important and exciting Thursday’s match is, but we have a tough match against Alavés. They’re in good form,” he said.