The leader runs into Aspas

Aspas will be the main threat to an Atlético depleted by casualties. Celta is a litmus test. Luis Suárez wants to continue his streak.


Celta arrives at Wanda Metropolitano and with him a player to whom this writes produces admiration: Iago Aspas, a major footballer, a benchmark in our League and a hallmark of the historic Galician club. Aspas will be the main threat to a leader who, week after week, overcomes difficulties (follow the game live on On the field of play he does not let up, but outside of it it is news every other day, this time due to the cases of coronavirus. Trippier will continue without being due to his sanction and that absence is joined by those of João Félix, Hermoso and Dembélé. Carrasco trained alone in the previous game, but it is difficult for him to start. The party is a new litmus test for a leader who does not give in. Against Cádiz he had the game so won that he relaxed and then suffered as he has rarely done during the season.

If then it was Negredo, now it will be Aspas who wants to sour the night for Simeone's team. In the first leg they were made to pass canutas to Trippier, although the gasoline to the tip and to Celta only lasted a while. Those of Cholo will continue with their system of two lanes (now Marcos Llorente and Saúl), three centrals, three in the middle and two ends. Kondogbia may appear, so far short of minutes, with which Koke will go on to play on the right. Nobody coughs Lemar anymore. Nor Luis Suárez, the great protagonist of the first league round. At his side, Correa, who seems to be absent but always appears.

Celta will be able to put an eleven of guarantees in the Wanda Metropolitano. The Vigo team has important players, Denis, Nolito, Mina, Hugo Mallo ... Experienced footballers who no longer find it difficult to face any team. Players who can do a lot of damage in a game, although it is difficult for the Galician team to achieve the regularity it needs to be at the top of the table. With 25 points it is in no man's land. Being optimistic, he still has European positions in sight. If the people of Vigo prefer to be cautious, and not throw the bells flying, they know that if they are careless they can get into serious trouble.

Away from home he has played eleven games and only won one, against Athletic. He lost four and tied six. Perhaps they were satisfied tonight with a little point, as happened last season, where Atlético had a score of occasions but was not able to do so much. But that's history.

Now the rojiblanco team has the championship gunman. Luis Suárez will not forgive as much as the Atlético players did then. That is one of the big differences between the rojiblanco team from last season and the current one. He does not forgive now.

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