The battle for the Laliga title continues as all the title contenders in the league meet this weekend.
The Laliga leaders Atletico Madrid will face sixth-placed Villarreal while the second-placed Los Blancos will host fifth-placed Real Sociedad.
The third-placed Spanish giants Barcelona will face fourth-placed Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Saturday.
Sevilla are seven points clear above Real Sociedad, giving them the advantage of qualifying for the Champions League spot next season.
Villarreal and Real Sociedad are struggling to reach the top but Julen Lopetegui’s side remains consistent.
If Sevilla records a win against Barcelona, they will move above them by one point, with four points behind Diego Simeone’s side.
Sevilla are in great form and are unbeaten six consecutive matches, and have managed to maintain five clean sheets in the last six games.
Youssef En-Nesyri has been dealing with a setback after his key supplier, Luis Ocampos, got injured weeks ago. The Moroccan has 13 goals so far this season.
Barcelona won 3-0 against Elche, with Messi scoring two goals in the second half.
Barca initially drew against Cadiz at Camp Nou after losing to Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League. Their Champions League future will depend on how they perform in their second leg meeting with PSG.
The Copa del Rey semifinal is looming, with Barcelona set to face Sevilla in their second leg of the competition, just four days after this weekend’s match.
Winning the Copa del Rey Cup could be their “shortest route” according to Koeman. Ronald Koeman noted that the cup may not be their only one since they are just five points behind the league leaders Atletico Madrid.
“The problem for us is the games we lost at the start of the season and we cannot lose any more,” said Koeman on Wednesday. “We have to win all the games now if we want to do something in the league.”