Barcelona are looking to extend their lead at top of La Liga when they travel to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Catalan side are leading the table with 22 points, similar with Atletico Madrid but the Catalan are ahead on goal difference.
Match-day three of Europa League group stage set to provide some interesting fixtures for all football fans.
In group A, English side Liverpool welcome leader Anzhi Makhachakala at Anfield on Thursday and Brendan Rodgers' side will most likely rotate their squad.
Real Madrid will once again start their catch up play with Barcelona in La Liga as Jose Mourinho's men eying to reduce their eight points gap from the Catalan side. This weekend, Madrid will be hosting Celta Vigo and grabbing a win is a must for Mourinho's men.
Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Maxi Rodriguez hasn't lost his goal scoring touch which can be seen with the one he scored for his current club, Newell's Old Boys in the Argentine league.
A pretty evenly matched game from the very start till the end, Espanyol enjoyed more possession while Atletico was the one who could actually score despite not having so much time on the ball as their opposition.
Having already spent quite a lot in the summer transfer market, Chelsea reportedly could still make an important spending in the winter market this January.
The media believed that Roman Abramovic is very keen on getting Atletico Madrid striker, Radamel Falcao, who could be brought in to eventually replace the departure of Didier Drogba.