After securing participation in next year’s edition of the Champions League, Atleti will look to guarantee the second spot in the LaLiga standings during Saturday’s match against Espanyol. To do so, Simeone’s men will have to earn a point at the RCDE Stadium.
It won’t be easy, though, as Espanyol haven’t lost any games in April. Rubi’s side have earned two wins and four draws in the last six matches and currently sit 10th in the league standings with 44 points. Borja Iglesias has a lot to do with Espanyol’s comfortable position, since he’s their top scorer with 13 LaLiga goals.
As far as our team goes, Antoine Griezmann is our main offensive threat, having scored 21 goals in all competitions this season. The Frenchman is just one goal away from equalling José Eulogio Gárate’s – the fourth top scorer in club’s history – tally of 134, and two strikes away from Campos’ 135 goals, which make him the third top scorer in Atleti’s history.
It was a goal from Griezmann that gave us the win in our previous encounter with Espanyol, which ended 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano just before the Christmas break.