Atlético will face off against Catalan side RCD Espanyol today, in the final of the 56th edition of the Carranza Trophy at 22:15 (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). The Rojiblancos defeated hosts Cádiz on Friday evening 1-1, and went through 6-5 on penalties. Espanyol fended off current holders Sevilla last night. The game ended 1-1, but Espanyol went through 4-1 in the shootout.
Atlético picked up its second win of pre-season on Saturday evening with a convincing 2-1 win over Real Betis in Seville. After thrashing Alcalá last week (2-8), los Rojiblancos carried on their impressive form and turned in a comfortable performance against the Segunda side. Alberto Perea played a leading role and continued his impressive form.