Atlético, to strike more than two months later

One of the keys to explain the slump Atlético de Madrid in recent weeks he has been at home games. Because the rojiblanco team has lost the advantage with their pursuers for a League that has turned red-hot mainly away from the Metropolitan, where those of Simeone they have not earned for more than two months.

You have to go back to February 28 to find the last victory of the mattress box as a visitor. It was in La Cerámica, before the Villarreal, in a distant day 25 of the championship. 0-2 with goals from Pedraza at own door and from Joao Felix. Since then, Cholo’s men have not scored three points in any of their outings.

After playing against the now semi-finalist of the Europa League, Atlético was measured outside the Metropolitano at Getafe, Sevilla, Betis and Athletic, adding only two points out of 12 possible. And in the Champions League, they also defeat Chelsea in London.

Before that appointment, Atlético played another five away games in 2021, with a totally different balance from that achieved later, four victories and a draw against the I raised in the Ciutat de Valencia.

A slab that is too heavy at a decisive moment in the championship and that the rojiblancos will have to lift at the Martínez Valero to continue to command the classification. And it is that in addition to the appointment of Elche, in the same autonomous community where the last victory came, Atlético will have two other outings in these five remaining days, to Barcelona next week and to Valladolid in the last match of the championship.