Two teams that have been playing well of late meet at Vicente Calderon with very different priorities.
Atlético hold on to a Europa League spot and a victory could go a long way towards gaining a firm grip on that position. Málaga on the other hand sit 15th in the table, only 2 points out of the relegation zone. Manuel Pellegrini's team will face a tough task in trying to get a result on Atlético's home field.
Atlético Madrid XI: David De Gea; Diego Godín, Luis Perea, Filipe Kasmirski, Tomas Ujfalusi; Raúl García, Mario Suárez, Elias, Jose Antonio Reyes; Diego Da Silva Costa, Sergio Agüero
Bench: Diego Forlan, Antonio Lopez, Francisco Juanfran, Paulo Assuncao, Alvaro Dominguez Soto, Koke, Joel
Málaga XI: Wilfredo Caballero, Martín Demichelis, Kris Stadsgaard, Duda, Jesus Gamez; Nacho Camacho, Apono, Eliseu, Sebastián Fernández; Rondon, Júlio Baptisa
Bench: Francesc Arnau; Enzo Maresca, Patrick Mtiliga, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Fernando, Manuel Torres Caturla, Sandro Silva.