Atlético knows the danger of visiting the Ciutat de Valencia

On two occasions he was defeated visiting Levante when LaLiga was being played. In the 2013-14 season the title was complicated.


Atlético knows that winning at Levante is highly complicated. Osasuna's was the first defeat in the new Ciutat de València, after more than a year without knowing the disappointment in Orriols. Even before the reform. Nobody had won since January 18, 2020, when Alavés did it (0-1). A real fortress that saw its wall shake for the first time last Sunday.

But also, Simeone has bad experiences when he has gone to fight for high levels at the Granota stadium. The coach does not have a bad balance against Levante, with nine wins, three draws and three defeats on his locker. But it is a game that is especially difficult when the stakes are high. In addition to falling 2-0 on his first visit, with Cholo in his first months as Atlético's coach trying to snatch the Champions place from Málaga, the defeat in the 2013-14 season on matchday 36 began to twist the end of Mattress League.

The rojiblanco team visited Levante with an advantage of four points in the table over Barcelona and five against Real Madrid. A victory practically sentenced the title, but Atleti ended up losing 2-0 in a game where everything that could go wrong went wrong. An own goal from Filipe and a stellar performance from Keylor Navas frustrated Atleti. After also drawing against Málaga on matchday 37, it was necessary to add at the Camp Nou to end up lifting the title, but Diego Costa and Arda Turan were injured on the way for the Champions League final. Also two years later, Atlético would leave empty of their visit to Levante (2-1). A result that snatched the last mattress options to fight LaLiga. The rojiblanco team started the day tied on points with Barcelona at the top of the table, but the Blaugrana triumph and the athletic defeat against a Levante already relegated ended the options of Simeone's men.

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