Atleti head into Sunday’s video game at the Santiago Bernabeu with a four-point cushion over their more renowned city competitors, with simply 8 video games to be played in the Spanish league season.
And previous Spain Under-21 worldwide midfielder Gabi is anticipating a face-off which uses a significant chance to move well clear in the fight to complete in 2nd location behind Barcelona.
He informed Marca: “The clash next Sunday is essential in the race for 2nd area.
” Our goal this season is to protect 2nd area – we get in every season wishing to ensure a top-three surface, however 2nd is a perk which is now within our reach.
” Since Diego Simeone concerned the club we seek to challenge the best sides in the league and obviously we imagine duplicating our league title from 4 years back.
” However, it is difficult to see Barcelona mistaking a lot.”
When the 2 sides played out a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano, previously this season the spoils were shared.