Madrid: Atletico Madrid defender Joan Miranda was clear of the importance of Sunday's derby against Real Madrid here. "If we want to remain in the race for the title then we have to win this game," said the Brazilian, reports Xinhua.
Real Madrid will travel to the Vicente Calderon with a three-point lead over Atletico. Should they win, it would lift them six points clear and in the context of the La Liga title race, leave them virtually out of sight.
A win for Atletico, however, would change things radically, putting the two sides level on points but lifting Atletico thanks to goal difference.
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