La Liga sees Madrid face Alaves, Atletico vs Sevilla
Madrid: With barely time to catch breath, the weekend at the Spanish La Liga football championship sees FC Barcelona and Real Madrid facing accessible rivals away from home, while Atletico Madrid entertain second placed Sevilla.
The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here will host Atletico's second home match when the capital club, which moved into third place in midweek, take on second placed Sevilla in what promises to be a fascinating game, reports Xinhua news agency.
Atletico are the same tough rivals as ever and although Sevilla sometimes need time to hit top gear, Eduardo Berizzo's side is quickly taking onboard their new coach's message and playing flowing attacking football.
There is a crisis at Real Madrid after Wednesday's shock home defeat to Betis left them seven points behind Barcelona, but their crisis is nothing compared to Saturday's hosts Alaves who have kicked off the season with five defeats and no goals in their opening five matches.
Real full-back Theo Hernandez will miss out on a return to Alaves' ground where he played last season with a shoulder injury, while left-back Marcelo, striker Karim Benzema and midfielder Mateo Kovacic are also sidelined through injury. Young striker Borja Mayoral may get another start.