Hello everyone and welcome to this live blog for the final matchday of an enthralling LaLiga Santander season, with Atletico and Real Madrid fighting for the title, while others battle for European places and fight for survival.
All but four teams play on Saturday, with the games kicking off at 18:00 CEST. Atletico Madrid know that a win will see them crowned champions but any slip up combined with a Real Madrid win over Villarreal will hand the title to Los Blancos. Atletico’s opponents Valladolid need the win just as much though, as only three points will give them a chance of staying in the division.
Real Madrid and Atletico, LaLiga final matchday LIVE
This is the start of our live blog which will follow the action concerning Madrid’s two biggest clubs. We’ll have the most recent entries nearest the top, with preview content coming up before the match and then minute-by-minute updates once the games kick off. It should be a great one, so let’s enjoy it!
15:15 CEST: Real Madrid’s predicted line-up vs Villarreal
The injury problems have become customary for Zinedine Zidane, so it is tough to call the pairing of Eder Militao and Nacho the ‘backup’ choice. They will be tasked, in all likelihood, with tracking the top scoring Spaniard in the division, Gerard Moreno.
The biggest headache for the Frenchman will be selecting his attack, with Eden Hazard available yet not on good form, while Marco Asensio could get the nod for his goalscoring knack in the big games.
Real Madrid’s predicted XI: Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Odriozola, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Miguel Gutierrez, Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema
15:10 CEST: Atletico Madrid predicted line-up vs Valladolid
Diego Simeone knows that a win would secure Atletico the league title regardless of what goes on in other games, and will likely look to get off to an intense start. With no major injury concerns, it is believed that he will pick the same starting XI as he did against Osasuna, which of course includes Luis Suarez.
Atletico’s predicted XI: Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Koke, Saul, Marcos Llorente, Yannick Carrasco, Angel Correa, Luis Suarez
15:00 CEST: LaLiga final Matchday: How and where to watch on tv or stream: channel and start time
With a final matchday of such importance, channels around the world are broadcasting the games involving the two big Madrid clubs. Here is a look at some of the countries that will be showing the matches, and at which times.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal:
USA: 12:00 ET
TV: BeIN Sports (USA)
Stream: BeIN Sports Connect, Fubo TV
Spain: 18:00 CEST
TV: Movistar Liga
UK: 17:00 BST
TV: Premier Sports