Marcos Llorente’s ‘double-double’

Basketball figures celebrate a ‘double-double’ when they combine two-digit numbers in two different sections. Marcos Llorente already has his with him Atlético de Madrid: his two assists in the victory against him Huesca (2-0) they put him on 12 goals and 11 goals this season.

The result of a family of successful athletes in which there are two basketball players, their uncles Jose Luis (112 times international and Olympic silver) and Toñín -men from your grandfather Ramon Grosso, his great-uncle Paco Gento and his father Paco Llorente, all of them renowned footballers-, Marcos Llorente’s figures in this campaign not only have a simile in the basket, but also confirm his status as one of the differential footballers of the leader of LaLiga Santander.

It does not matter if it is marking or assisting, as interior, forward, pivot, lateral or lane … The ’14’ is essential in this AtléticoEven more so the closer he is to the goal and has more meters to exploit his speed and persistence, the two qualities that best define him.

Both could be seen in the two goals last night against Huesca. The first, from the Argentine Angel Correa, came after a pass from Llorente who, according to what he gave, ran to uncheck to offer the wall. The Argentine opted to turn, break and score, but his teammate had not hesitated to trace the path to goal.

In the second, from the Belgian Yannick Carrasco, is the fruit of the persistence of the ’14’ rojiblanco. An attack that seemed aborted by the Ivorian midfielder from Huesca Idrissa Doumbia It became an opportunity because Llorente believed in his options and caused the error between the African and the Greek Dimitrios Siovas, standing alone before Alvaro Fernandez and yielding to a brand-free Carrasco.


With the hole in the rojiblanco attack that the Uruguayan’s injuries represent Luis Suarez (19 goals and 2 assists) and the Portuguese Joao Feliz (10 and 5), the Madrilenian has assumed responsibility for the attack of the leader together with the Argentine Angel Correa against Eibar and Huesca.

Yes Llorente adds two goals and two assists between both duels, strap He scored three fundamental goals for the two victories: the first two, in just 114 seconds, with which he collapsed the armera resistance starting last Sunday’s win (5-0), and the goal that opened the victory this Thursday (2-0 ).

This growth has also been supported by the Belgian Yannick Carrasco scorer in the last three consecutive games (Betis, Eibar and Huesca) when he had not scored since December. Capital as a left lane in Atlético’s best moments, injuries and the January coronavirus outbreak, in which he was affected, have hampered his performance.

“Happy to be able to be important to the team, but the most important thing is the team, when it is well it is always easier to play and show talent,” he said. Carrasco in statements to ‘Movistar LaLiga’ after the meeting.


With 6 days of the end of LaLiga Santander, the swords continue in style. Three points over Real Madrid, five over Barcelona (which is missing a game) and six over Sevilla are the distances that the leader watches.

And the pulse does not stop. The next stage will be San Mamés on Sunday. The Argentine coach awaits that duel Diego Pablo Simeone rrecover his forwards. “Joao He is making a huge effort, ”said the Portuguese, injured in a boot before the Huesca duel, in whose call he finally did not enter.

“Luis is recovering very well and we still don’t know if he will make it to the Bilbao game,” he said. Simeone on the Uruguayan striker, who has missed three games between a penalty and a muscle injury.

“LaLiga is very complex, very difficult, we cannot relax. The four of us are trying to reach the end in the best way. We are to think game by game and we are not going to change, “he added. Simeone. After San Mamés and Martínez Valero de Elche threatens the Camp Nou, on Saturday May 8, a duel with the scent of the end.