Atlético de Simeone in ‘Luis’s League’

This weekend LaLiga returns, a championship of which only ten days remain for its conclusion and which now leads the Atlético de Madrid, with four points of advantage over the FC Barcelona, six on the Real Madrid and eleven with him Seville, rival of the colchoneros this Sunday at the Sánchez Pizjuán. The League of Luis Aragones, that always repeated that the championships were decided in these last ten days.

The rojiblanco team will try to maintain that distance with their pursuers for the remainder of the tournament. 30 points at stake of which Atlético will try to add the maximum possible. It depends on himself, but the Barcelona is immersed in a great dynamic that will force those of Simeone to hit the accelerator.

Reviewing the trajectory of Atlético del Cholo in the last ten days since the 11/12 campaign, we find streaks of all kinds. From the most prolific, in 19/20 and 15/16, to the poorest, 17/18.

Of course, the closest precedent invites optimism. Because last year, once the competition was resumed after the coronavirus pandemic that caused the stoppage of the tournament, Atlético was practically intractable, scoring 24 points. Seven victories and three draws that allowed the rojiblancos to come back in the table and finish LaLiga in third position, something that was not at all clear in the month of March.

In 18/19, Atlético had six wins, two draws and two defeats. A total of 20 points, five more than in 17/18, the worst in scoring of the era Simeone, with only four victories. Much better was 16/17, with 23 points scored in seven wins and two draws, and even better was 15/16, with eight wins and two losses.

In 14/15, Atlético achieved 19 points despite falling only once, and in 13/14, in which the colchoneros would end up proclaiming themselves champions, they added 23. Seven points more than in 12/13 and six more than on 12/11, the first of Cholo on the bench of Vicente Calderón.

The last ten days of Atlético de Simeone

19/20 7 wins and 3 draws 24 points

18/19 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses 20 points

17/18 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses 15 points

16/17 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss 23 points

15/16 8 wins and 2 losses 24 points

14/15 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss 19 points

13/14 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss 23 points

12/13 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses 16 points

11/12 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses 17 points