Speed of Atletico Madrid
Atlético is going at cruising speed and is only two points behind Real Madrid, something that seemed complicated a few days ago. With ten games to go before the championship ends, Cholo’s men are clear that the main objective is to finish ahead of their great capital rival and be second in the table. Barcelona is not within reach. Atlético’s state of form causes optimism among leaders, coaching staff and fans. The rojiblanco team plays well, wins and enjoys. Atleti goes for Real Madrid.
Good attacking line
Atlético visited the Santiago Bernabéu on matchday 23. He tied at one goal in a match in which the rojiblancos played half an hour with one less due to Correa’s expulsion. Simeone’s team was very close to winning, although they had to settle for getting a point. At the end of that day, Real Madrid was ahead of Atlético by ten points, so staying ahead of the Merengue team seemed like a utopia. Now it isn’t.
In these last five days, Atlético has been cutting points little by little, game by game. On matchday 24, Atlético had a feast at the expense of a lazy Sevilla. A 6-1 in a total game at the Cívitas Metropolitano. Meanwhile, Real Madrid could not get past the draw against Betis (0-0). The lead was shortened to eight points. On matchday 25, Cholo’s team won at the last second in Girona thanks to a goal from Morata. Three points in a very difficult match. Real Madrid had no difficulties against Espanyol (3-1).