MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid defender Miranda says his team has to "find a way to win" when it plays Real Madrid on Sunday in the Spanish league.
Atletico hosts Madrid trailing the league leader by three points after relinquishing its share of the lead with its first run of poor results this season.
Miranda says "it is practically a final for us. These are the kind of games you just have to find a way to win. We are going to fight for the tile, but it will be tough."
While Atletico has lost two of its last three league matches, Madrid is undefeated in 27 straight games in all competitions.
Miranda says "to win we will have to play as a tight unit."