Leaders Barça face a stiff test at third placed Sevilla on Friday evening, although the blaugrana outfit have scored four times against the Andalusians in each of their last two LaLiga meetings. The clash at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium also features three players facing their former sides: Ivan Rakitic and Clement Lenglet for the visitors, and Munir El Haddadi for the home side.
Saturday has Champions League chasing Atletico de Madrid at home to a Real Valladolid team who have opened a gap to the bottom three since the games came back. Atletico have won each of these teams last four meetings in Madrid, but Valladolid’s last visit to the Spanish capital brought a huge 2-1 win at Leganes just last weekend. Sunday’s late game has second placed Real Madrid facing a very tricky fixture away at top four challengers Real Sociedad, where Zinedine Zidane’s side lost 1-3 last season. It will be a big evening for Martin Odegaard, the Norwegian midfield starlet who is starring on loan this season for La Real but could return to ‘parent club’ as soon as next season.