The Atlético de Madrid he had only added two of the last 12 points on the road; 0-0 draw against him Getafe to the 2-1 defeat last Sunday against the Athletic club, going through the 1-0 with which he fell against Seville at Sánchez Pijuzán and for the 1-1 with which he resolved his clash against him Betis at the Benito Villamarín.
The rojiblanco team needed to win, which transferred the pressure to their direct rivals. To Real Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. He also relaunched a leadership more in doubt than ever, haunted as it is by those three adversaries and insecure as shown in recent times, between his ups and downs in each game.
His ambitious start gave off everything that was at stake for Atlético at Martínez Valero; his second half relapsed in fear of a draw or defeat, in that step backward that replaces each of the doubts that had been resolved with its staging, also in a moment as compromised as the one it has now at the top, when distances are compressed, the margin narrows and the time exhausts, already within ‘The League of Simeone‘, Of the final five days, four for him.
Change of dynamics in Elche after the victory
Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Osasuna and Valladolid. In that order, first out, then with two consecutive days at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium and, finally, at the Nuevo José Zorrilla to conclude the season, Atlético’s match by match, which already sees the ‘final’ of the Camp Nou, will go through, sustained in the lead between the goal of Llorente and the post.