The chance for Champions league qualification is almost lost for Atletico Madrid after drawing with Sociedad who made the equalizing goal in the last minute. If they can win against Malaga then they may create a small hope until the last match of season but they should rather follow a strategy as they will be playing the biggest game of the season. Same strategy should be considered by Atletico Bilbao as well. These two teams: I mean, both Bilbao and Madrid will clash on Wednesday night to lift the second biggest trophy of Europe. Nevertheless Atletico is on a critical curve in completing the league in top six and there is a danger of being out of the cup for the following season. IMO even a single point that they would get from the visitors (Malaga) may be very useful. They will want to beat Malaga and keep three points in the pocket but players will definitely motivate themselves on the Europa Cup final which will be held in Bucharest. This is a difficult match for the hosts from all the aspects. Malagas condition is more different than Madrids. In the midweek Malaga was hammered by Barcelona with a result of 4-1 and Valencia made a very clear win against Osasuna who visited them on last Wednesday. And now Malaga are 3 points behind Valencia. Thus their chance in finishing the league above Valencia got weaker but they have to save the 4th place in the league table. Therefore collecting 4 points from the last two matches should be very significant. Malaga will be very motivated against Atletico who performed poor in the midweek match. If an unexpected bad luck does not occur, Malaga should get what they need. It wont shock me if they beat Atletico.
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