Having booked their place in the Champions League round of 16 following a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Olympiacos in Spain, attentions now turn to domestic duties for Atletico Madrid as they take on Deportivo La Coruna at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday from 12.00 CET.
Currently languishing in 18th position of La Liga with only ten points out of a maximum 36 on offer, it looks a tall order for the visitors to claim a result against Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos who are unbeaten thus far at home. The hosts themselves sit third and are looking to close the gap on high-flying arch-rivals Real Madrid at the summit of Spain's top flight.
Later on in the afternoon, Michel’s men will look to dispel any remaining thought of that disappointing defeat in Madrid when Super League Greece service resumes after play had initially been suspended indefinitely for an attack on a referees’ committee official a couple of weeks ago.
With only two points separating them from table-toppers Paok Salonika, the reigning Greek champions head to a Kerkyra outfit who have only won one of their previous five league games.