La Liga Match Malaga Vs Atletico Live Streaming
Malaga host Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening in a game that pits some of La Liga’s brightest talents against each other. Los Boquerones will be looking to the likes of Isco and Joaquin to provide the quality in the final third and outscore a clinical Madrid side spearheaded by the brilliant Radamel Falcao.
Fourth place Malaga have been in dire form of late, only achieving one win in their past five games at La Roseleda. Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid have been on a worse run of form away from home in La Liga. Before their most recent win at Vallodolid, they had suffered five losses out of a possible six.
These two sides faced each other earlier in the season, with Atletico Madrid prevailing winners after a last minute own goal from Malaga central defender Wellington. Falcao was on the score sheet in this fixture in October and stopping this Colombian from adding to his impressive tally will be at the forefront of Malaga’s objectives. Since his arrival in La Liga, Falcao has astoundingly scored 45 goals in 56 appearances, with 21 of those goals coming this season. His contribution for Madrid has drawn conclusions that he is currently the third best player in La Liga. With the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez and Mesut Ozil all starring in the Spanish top division this is no mean feat for the former Porto forward.
Falcao has been the main reason for Atletico Madrid performing beyond expectations this season. They currently lead the chasing pack in second place behind the record-breaking Barcelona who have only lost one game thus far.
Malaga themselves have some exceptional talents in their ranks. Isco has attracted interest from some of the Europe’s elite clubs, most notably current Champions League holders Chelsea. The Spanish playmaker has been key for Malaga since the departure of Santi Cazorla to Arsenal.
The Costa del Sol-based club have achieved a brilliant feat this season in the midst of their financial situation. The continuous departure of high-profile stars left many experts questioning their ambition and ability to progress in this seasons Champions League. However, they managed to top a group that contained European heavyweights AC Milan and big-spending Russian side Zenit St.Petersburg. They will head into this fixture knowing that reaching a Champions League spot will be difficult this year despite sitting fourth in the La Liga standings. They are ten points adrift of third place Real Madrid in what would be an unthinkable and highly unlikely situation if the Bernabeu side were to miss out on Champions League football. Beating Atletico Madrid and hoping a further decline in form for the away side seems like their only hope.