Atlético, leader without playing a match of being winter champion

He Atlético de Madrid will close the day as leader of LaLiga despite the fact that his game on Saturday against the Athletic it was postponed by the storm Filomena, which left a lot of snow as it passed through the capital (up to 50 centimeters in some places) and made it impossible for the Basque team to land on Friday evening in Barajas.

The tie of Real Madrid in Pamplona (0-0) in another gray meeting of the Zidane, who barely finished once on goal in the entire match, leaves the mattresses in a privileged position at the top of the table. Because the whites would have regained the lead in the event of victory, but now they are still one point behind Atlético (37 by 38) … with those of Simeone with three less disputed games.

The one who did his homework was the Barcelona, who thrashed in Pomegranate (0-4) and is already third with 34 points. And fourth is the Villarreal with 32. These two teams have also played three more rounds than the rojiblancos. Fifth is the Real society, with eight points less than Atlético and four more games, and sixth on Seville, at the same distance but with only one compromise less played than the Madrilenians.

Precisely the Andalusian team will be Atlético’s next rival, this Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. at the Metropolitano, in a postponed match corresponding to the first day of the championship. A triumph of those of Simeone It would be a blow to LaLiga, while a victory in Seville would put Lopetegui’s men fully in the fight.


In addition, to widen differences with the pursuers, If Atlético win on Tuesday, they will be, mathematically, winter champion. Because it would be four points ahead of Real Madrid, who will only have one more game left in the first round. Impossible to reach the rojiblancos, who will have another three more days of that first round, even if they lost all the commitments.

A testimonial title but one that would serve to reinforce the good championship being carried out by the mattress team, which has achieved 12 victories and two draws in the 15 games it has played. He has only lost one, the derby against Real Madrid in Valdebebas.