Atlético: Time to be champion

No more. At 8 pm, Spanish football will have a new champion. And the Atlético de Madrid he wants to be the one to put the winner’s name in the 91st edition of the tournament. He has done it ten times before, and this Saturday he wants the eleventh. To do this, they will have to win in Zorrilla against Valladolid, which is played for relegation, although it would be a miracle if it did not occur, or that the Real Madrid I did not win at Villarreal (which will reserve players for the Europa League final) at the Alfredo di Stéfano.

The mattress set has it in his hand, he knows what it is to gamble on a card on the last date. He has done it in nine of his ten championships, and whenever he has arrived in this situation, he has been victorious. Simeone and his men depend on themselves, and trust to continue in the line of the last appointments, where an Atlético has been seen with the character of a champion despite the suffering experienced, inherent to the mattress club.

After leading the championship for 24 days, the rojiblancos already see the goal, but to arrive in first position, they cannot afford a setback. He knows that by winning he will be champion. And before the fatigue in the legs and the anxiety in the mind, the illusion must prevail for corroborating a magnificent tournament with the icing on the metal playing. It would be more than deserved.

But this is football, and the ball does not always understand justice. Let them tell Atlético precisely. For this reason, the colchoneros are called to isolate themselves from the outside, where there will be hundreds of fans supporting (yes, in Valladolid) and focus on giving continuity to what has been expressed since the Camp Nou appointment.

Savic, sanctioned, and Lemar, injured, are the only two casualties that Cholo has. The technician will bet on the same eleven of the last weeks, with the entry of Gimenez instead of Montenegrin. Is pending Trippier, which arrives just at this end of the championship, but the English are available, at a high level at the moment, as well as footballers like Carrasco (four goals and five assists in the last month and a half), Correa, Felipe, Koke or Oblak. If to this we add that Suarez met again with the goal (and in what way, in 88 ‘and to come back) against Osasuna, who Joao Felix (he will be a substitute) in the end he was decisive on the field in that same game and that Saul continues to offer green shoots in his recovery, Atlético is presented as a clear favorite.


Also due to the dynamics of Valladolid, with almost both feet in the Second Division. He has only won one of the last 20 games and comes after being thrashed in half an hour in Anoeta, which practically meant his sentence in First and the monumental anger of his fans at the image offered. To work the miracle, Sergio González’s men, with six casualties, need to beat the leader, that Elche does not win, and that Huesca lose. A carom that hardly anyone trusts. Not in the city, not in the booth.

And although Atlético does not trust, it is 90 minutes away from being champion. And it depends on itself. You cannot escape this League. It is your hour.

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