There are parallels between the disappointing seasons unfolding at Real Madrid and Atletico, making Saturday's derby a must-win for both sides.
Girona and Real Sociedad shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw on Friday night.
Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium could be temporarily closed if supporters are found guilty of using insulting chants about Spain, Javier Tebas has warned
Diego Simeone has dismissed speculation linking him with the managerial vacancy at Everton and said Atletico Madrid would have to "put up with him."
Ernesto Valverde has said Antoine Griezmann is a "great player," but the manager wouldn't be drawn on speculation linking Barcelona with a move.
Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's La Liga title chances don't depend on victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday.
Juan Carlos Osorio, now in charge of the Mexico team, discovered Sanchez as a 17-year-old in Colombia.
The mood is gloomy in Madrid ahead of Atletico's derby showdown with Real. Both teams have stumbled, with the match already billed a title eliminator.
Chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin will remain the club's majority shareholder, with just over 50 percent.
Beating Real Madrid always matters in the context of points and trophies for Atletico but their first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano is much bigger.
Zinedine Zidane won't likely bench Cristiano Ronaldo or Karim Benzema in favour of youth against Atletico Madrid, but he'd be in bounds to do it.
Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer "worried" about winning individual awards -- but he still wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards to go with seven kids.
Koke believes teammate Antoine Griezmann is happy at Atletico Madrid, but warned that any player who isn't focused on the club should leave.
Arana, 20, had been a reported target for Barcelona and told reporters: "Everything indicates that I'm leaving for Spain."
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced that La Liga will introduce video assistant referees (VAR) for the 2018-19 season.