Outside of title-chasers Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atlético Madrid, an interesting battle is underway for the final Champions League qualifying spot in La Liga. Valencia currently hold fourth place, while Europa League holders Sevilla occupy fifth.
From yesterday’s matches (Monday 27 April), Valencia took a major stride forward by beating Granada 4-0 at home and moving two points clear of Sevilla. At present, five games remain in the La Liga season.
Valencia are in prime position to extend their advantage in this weekend’s La Liga games. Los Che will play in a winnable home game against struggling Eibar. Meanwhile, Sevilla play at home against Champions League holders Real Madrid.
After going through a multimillion-pound takeover last summer, Champions League qualification is the number one priority for Valencia. Los Che will be unable to attract exciting new talent in the next transfer window if they fall short this season.