NEWS | 22/05/2021Madrid must win and hope that Atlético fail to do so away to Valladolid in order to retain the league title (6pm CEST).
Real Madrid will be hoping they can continue their rich vein of form in LaLiga, which has seen the side string together a run of 17 games unbeaten, and will take inspiration from the last season’s final fixture, when the Whites overcame Villarreal in the same situation to pick up their 34th league title.
“We're going to deliver our highest level to try and win LaLiga”, said Zinedine Zidane in the press conference ahead of the crunch match. The French coach may be without Toni Kroos, Lucas Vázquez, Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy, but the squad has proved on many occasions that it has what it takes to come through the most challenging moments. Zidane has named this squad for what will be the most important match of the season.
Europa League finalists
Villarreal have already guaranteed a spot in Europe for next season along with Real Sociedad and Betis, but it remains to be seen whether they will finish in fifth, sixth or seventh place in the table. However, the Castellón side’s most important game in the club’s history will take place on Wednesday, when they take on Manchester United in the final of the Europa League.