One of the most important matches of this season of La Liga happens early on the schedule, as Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid meet at the Vicente Calderón in a game with giant implications for the league, as well as Barcelona. After losing to Sevilla on Saturday, the Blaugrana will be watching closely as this match could give them an idea of what to do next and where they'll be on the table.
The two teams have important absences ahead of Sunday's derby: Atlético star midfielder Koke is recovering from injury, and although he did join the last training sessions, his participation remains a question mark. For Real, James Rodríguez has a long-term injury and will not play, although star center-back Sergio Ramos and winger Gareth Bale are all cleared and set to appear for Los Blancos.
The Colchoneros have enjoyed plenty of success against Real at home in the last few games, and if they can confirm their superiority again, that could help Barça tremendously. You can't miss it.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 8:30pm local time (CET), 2:30pm ET, 11:30pm PT (US), 7:30pm BST (UK), 12:00 IST (India, next day)
Venue: Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
How to Watch
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