SPAIN Real Madrid will seek to regain the league lead when its hosts relegation-threatened Mallorca. Barcelona moved three points ahead of Madrid again after Ivan Rakitic clinched a 1-0 victory Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday. Madrid, though, has the edge over Barcelona if they are level on points because it has better tiebreakers. Real Sociedad looks to regain fifth place when it hosts Celta Vigo on Wednesday. Alavés hosts Osasuna in a match between teams near the middle of the standings.
ITALY Lazio resumes its bid for the Serie A title by visiting high-scoring Atalanta. The Roman club entered the break trailing Juventus by only one point but is now four back after Juventus won at Bologna on Monday. Fourth-place Atalanta is coming off a 4-1 win over Sassuolo and is scoring at a higher rate -- nearly three goals per game -- than any other club in Europe’s elite leagues. Atalanta is also motivated to provide a source of joy for its city, Bergamo -- the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. Third-place Inter Milan hosts Sassuolo looking to build off its win over Sampdoria and Roma plays Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico.
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