The final matchday of La Liga is set up in a bright fashion. Atletico Madrid are on top with 83 points followed by Real Madrid with 81 points. The two Madrid teams are the only remaining ones in the race for the title as Barcelona lost to Celta Vigo in their previous match.
The last few matchdays are played almost simultaneously for all the clubs to remove undue advantage for any team. The main two matches of the last matchday – Real Madrid vs Villarreal and Real Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid – was supposed to be played on Sunday, 23rd May. But now the matches have been preponed to Saturday, 22nd May.
La Liga said in the official statement: “After analyzing the results of Matchday 37 on Sunday, and in order to preserve the integrity of the competition, the schedules are modified to Saturday, May 22, for those matches that have significance in the final classification of LaLiga Santander.”
“The last day of LaLiga Santander 2020/21 already has a date and time. A total of 7 matches of this day 38 will be played in a unified way at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, while Levante UD – Cádiz CF will be played on Friday 21 at 9:00 p.m. and Granada CF – Getafe CF and Sevilla FC – Deportivo Alavés, which will be played on Sunday, May 23.”
If Atletico Madrid wins their last match, they will be crowned champions. Moreover, Real Valladolid are on the verge of relegation, so Atletico will most probably find it easy to beat them and lift the title for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
However, if Atletico manages to draw, and Real Madrid wins their match, they will be crowned the Champions, but it is very unlikely as Atletico passed their toughest test against Osasuna yesterday. Despite being 1-0 down, they managed to come back and win the match by 2-1 courtesy of Suarez’s winning goal. Real Valladolid will need something special to beat this spirited Simeone’s side.