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Where: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
When: Sunday, March 2, 6 p.m.
The race is now very much on for that one remaining qualifying spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League, with fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao currently the team in possession with just 13 games of the season remaining.
However, hot on Athletic’s heels are Real Sociedad, who trail their Basque rivals by just four points after Saturday’s stunning 3-1 home win over champions FC Barcelona. It's a result that should act as a huge confidence boost for Jagoba Arrasate’s men as they now enter the most crucial phase of the campaign.
And if Sociedad want to stand any chance whatsoever of repeating their remarkable achievement last season of finishing fourth in La Liga, they are going to have to keep on winning, starting with Sunday evening’s tricky-looking trip to southern Spain.
But if ever there was a time to be playing eighth-in-the-table Sevilla, then it is now. Unai Emery’s off-colour outfit are not only still currently involved in European competition, with a UEFA Europa League round-of-32 second-leg clash with Maribor to play on Thursday night, but they are also without a league win at home since Jan 5.
WhoScored.com provided an interesting tweet: "Carlos Vela: MotM vs Barcelona, Rating 8.8, Key passes 1, Assists 1, Dribbles 5."