Espanyol captain Javi Lopez has targeted the "perfect match" to ruin Atletico Madrid's unbeaten streak.
Second-placed Atletico are on a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions, six wins and three draws, and Diego Simeone's side have not lost since a surprise Champions League defeat at home to Benfica at the end of September.
By contrast, Espanyol have won only one of their last four Primera Division fixtures and lie down in 10th place ahead of their trip to the capital on Saturday.
"To win at the...
Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Champions League knockout phase for a third consecutive season with a convincing 2-0 win over Galatasaray at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
As he so often does, Antoine Griezmann came up with the goods for Los Colchoneros on a freezing cold night on the banks of the Manzanares River, but the truth is it could have been more, so inferior were the Turkish champions. Gabi led by example and his pressing set the ball rolling as Griezmann nodded home...
Atletico Madrid made sure of their place in the Champions League knock-out stages with a comfortable 2-0 win against Galatasaray at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half as Diego Simeone's side extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine matches.
In doing so, Atletico joined Benfica on 10 points and those two teams will contest top spot in Group C in Portugal next month in the final round of fixtures.
The hosts started well and had Galatasaray on the...