Until matchday 21, Atlético de Madrid it was an intractable team, with ten points of advantage over their pursuers in the standings, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, but with the tie in the Wanda Metropolitano in front of Celta Vigo, the panorama changes completely and invites us to believe that it will not be the first or only time that Atleti is going to ‘play’ in the coming weeks.
The team of ‘Cholo’ Simeone has been a revolution this season, at least in LaLiga and his performance had exceeded the Barça Y Madrid, great candidates to lead the domestic championship from the beginning. However, the ‘colchoneros’ have managed to chain some more than positive results that have consolidated them at the top of the table, with 16 wins, three draws (two at the beginning of the course and one against Celta) and a single defeat, in the Madrid derby.
Atleti, too, still has a game to play, but with the result of the clash against Coudet’s, the situation changes completely. Remember that the rojiblancos they are not a team that historically have stood out for their regularity in the League and that, in fact, in recent seasons he has always had a period in which it has cost him horrors to achieve positive results. In the past year, before the arrival of the pandemic, those of Simeone were in the sixth position of the table, for example.
The Madrilenians prefer, without a doubt, the direct qualifiers, which is why they have achieved two Champions League finals in the last six years and as many in the Europa League. It is definitely difficult for Atlético to stay regular for so many games, so direct competitions tend to be easier for them. This is one of the reasons why, at this point, you can trust that LaLiga will remain open and there are options for the three ‘big’ of Spain.
Barça’s great moment … And Madrid’s surprise?
Besides that Atleti is not a team used to withstanding pressure, you have to take into account that the FC Barcelona could give a surprise in LaLiga if he continues with the performance he has shown in 2021, as long as the ‘colchoneros’ also score points along the way. Barça has already shown that he will fight for all the titles and that he will remain firm to snatch the leadership from Simeone’s men.
Nor should it be noted that Real Madrid, as he did last season, from one moment to another surprise. The meringues, after football was resumed, they managed to stay in their best shape and they managed to lift their league number 34. Of course, their situation is very different from last year and, taking into account the last games, it is unlikely that they will be able to repeat their great feat of the past.