After two matches away from home (Sevilla and Villarreal), Atlético de Madrid returns to Estadio Vicente Calderón. The opponent will be Almería, who is hav1ng a more than honourable campaign in the top flight. These two teams have never faced each other in a League match in Madrid, as Unión Deportiva Almería is a club that was founded not too many years ago. The rojiblancos did face Agrupación Deportiva Almería in the 1979/80 and 1980/81 seasons, winnings both games 4-1 and 2-1, respectively. In the match between the two teams in the first round of league play, the end result was a 0-0 draw.