An Atlético with two faces … one of them very worrying

The
Atlético de Madrid
managed to get his commitment from last weekend, before the Elche, not without few difficulties. On the positive side, the rojiblanco team achieved a victory they needed, which keeps them leading with four games to go and which overcame a delicate situation.

On the negative, that once again, the Athletic he suffered from one of his worst habits, that of taking a step back when it was necessary to take it forward. ” The team in the first half and until 75 ‘did not suffer, but if you do not close the game, we know what happens with 1-0, with the danger that those points will escape you, “he acknowledged Simeone.

And that’s a bit of what happened again to the mattress team. Not since he threw the first part, as he did in Bilbao before him Athletic, but this time, he overwhelmed his rival during the first half, but ended up suffering. If Elche had not missed the penalty, the Athletic I would have lost two vital points.




The initial drawing of Atlético de Madrid.

To end up being League champion, the Atlético de Madrid he was bound to put a spin on his bad visitor line. Two draws and two losses in his last four outings of the Metropolitan Wanda, put the title on a platter to any of his rivals. The obligation appeared in the stadium Martinez Valero and won.

With suffering but he won to continue depending on himself before a day that will mark the resolution of a League thrilling. Thanks to Marcos Llorente placeholder image will arrive at Camp Nou as a leader. In his greatest hitting course, an authentic rojiblanco benchmark. With a hand punished as a penalty in the last minute, when the fortune factor decided in the shot to the goalpost. Fidel. Step back from Diego Simeone in the changes, he was about to take a bill.

The Atlético de Madrid drawing after the changes.


The Atlético de Madrid drawing after the changes.

This is not the first time this has happened to the team. The data are clear, at least as regards the party of the Elche. In the images provided by Opt it is clearly seen how the Athletic started with a line in which both Handsome Y Trippier, they were almost in the center of the field and how Súarez, Carrasco, Trippier Y Llorente, they moved at an average distance of about 20 meters with respect to the goal of the Elche. His game on this rag, on defense, was just 38%.

Atlético de Madrid started very advanced in their positions against Elche.


Atlético de Madrid started very advanced in their positions against Elche.

FINAL SUFFERING

However, at the end of the clash, it rose to 45% and the one in the middle of the field went from 30% to 23%, with a line of up to eight players crowded around the middle of the field. That in terms of training, because in relation to the average position of the players, in the first half of the clash, up to six mattress players moved more ahead of the midfield line than backwards. And the most striking thing is that one of them was Trippier, one side.

Atlético de Madrid ended up very behind in their positions against Elche.


Atlético de Madrid ended up very behind in their positions against Elche.

But it is that in the last quarter of an hour of the clash seven field players had an average position behind the medullary, the other three stuck to it and the rojiblanca defense moved 15 meters from the goal of Oblak.

Of the six shots that the Athletic, five were from minute 84 to the end. In the aforementioned 84th minute Josan, in 85 Barragan almost to an empty goal, Fidel in 90 on the penalty, and Dani Calvo in 92 ‘and Luke
Boyé at 93 ‘.