Diego Simeone‘s league leaders welcome the Basque side to Madrid on the back of an indifferent run of domestic form and a Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea.
Title rivals Real Madrid closed the gap to three points behind Los Rojiblancos thanks to a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo, with Barcelona in action against Real Sociedad tomorrow.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) March 20, 2021
Simeone knows a win is a must against Alaves, but Portuguese star Felix misses the tie after incurring a one game ban for five bookings so far in 2020/21, as per reports from Marca.
A host of other Atletico stars are also one booking away from a ban as Simeone looks to keep their title bid on course in the coming weeks.
POSSIBLE ATLETICO MADRID STARTING XI V ALAVES
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Koke, Niguez, Llorente; Correa, Suarez, Carrasco