GOOD EVENING FROM MADRID
Welcome to our live coverage of the LaLiga clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Atletico are top of the table with a game in hand and if they win all of their last three fixtures in the Spanish top flight then they will be crowned champions for the first time since 2014.
But Atleti manager Diego Simeone will have to do it without Thomas Lemar, who limped out of Saturday’s goalless draw with Barcelona at the Nou Camp after just 10 minutes due to an ankle injury.
Joao Felix is set to replace Lemar and team up with Luis Surez and Angel Correa in attack for this important encounter.
Renan Lodi made the bench last time out but is still considered a major doubt due to a recent bout with a muscle injury.
Jose Gimenez has also been dealing with some muscle problems and Simeone may have to make a late call regarding the defender’s fitness.
Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil, on the other hand, will be without Mikel Merino, who has been sidelined since March due to a vertebra fracture.
Meanwhile, Carlos Fernandez and Aihen Munoz remain doubts as they are still nursing a muscle and adductor problem respectively, but Igor Zubeldia should be fit after a recent battle with a muscular issue