After both began the season in impressive fashion, will either continue their 100% starts at the Cívitas Metropolitano?
On Monday evening, Atlético Madrid swatted aside cross-city rivals Getafe 3-0 at Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
Álvaro Morata, who’s back, beginning the new season with a brace, before substitute Antoine Griezmann rubber stamped the win with a lovely solo-goal.
Diego Simeone’s side made a feeble attempt of retaining their title last season, but look set to be serious contenders this time round.
With games against Valencia and then Real Sociedad to come next, their credentials are certainly going to be tested.
Villarreal meanwhile also won 3-0 last weekend, proving too strong for newly-promoted Real Valladolid at Estadio José Zorrilla.
Nicolas Jackson opening the scoring, before Álex Baena scored twice late on to secure the victory.
Since, last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, and the 2021 Europa League winners, have began their latest continental adventure.
Unai Emery’s men took on Hajduk Split in the Europa Conference League play-off first leg at their home for the evening: Estadi Ciutat de València.
Despite falling behind after less than 100 seconds, Villarreal fought back to win 4-2.
José Luis Morales, back at the stadium he called home last season, bagging a brace, while Gerard Moreno also scored.
So, ahead of next Thursday’s second leg at Stadion Poljud, they’re in pole position to advance.
Here, given the extra freshness, and home advantage, Atlético Madrid should claim three points in this one.