La Liga: Madrid police to be deployed to curb Atletico, Real title celebration- Madrid’s city hall is deploying 130 police officers to prevent either Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid supporters from celebrating en-masse in the Spanish capital’s centre in the event their team wins the La Liga title on Saturday.
Atletico, which holds a two-point lead over Real heading into its final game away to Real Valladolid, traditionally celebrates trophy wins at the Neptuno fountain, located 600 metres from the Cibeles fountain where Real toasts titles. However, neither side will head there if it captures the title.
City hall spokeswoman Inmaculada Sanz urged supporters to celebrate in their houses or on their balconies and avoid flocking to the centre of Madrid.
Spain ended a national state of emergency earlier this month due to falling coronavirus cases although fans are still barred from attending games in the top two divisions in most regions of Spain.
“The epidemiological situation has improved but the virus is still out there and it’s important to make one last effort and stay prudent,” Sanz said.
La Liga Title race: Real of Atletico- Who has the edge to win the title?
The La Liga title race is, without doubt, the most exciting in Europe, with two teams still in with a shot of winning the championship with just one game remaining.
Atletico are on 83 points and Los Blancos 81 points. Atleti knows that they will be champions if they beat Real Valladolid. Valladolid will not be an easy rival either; the club are fighting their survival and will be desperate for a positive result.
Across town, second-placed Real Madrid will fight for the title until the very end. Their 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao kept their title hopes alive, and they are re now set to face in-form Villarreal.
Who can still win the La Liga title?
Atletico Madrid (83 points) and Real Madrid (81 points)
Real Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid vs Villarreal
La Liga Points Table