LaLiga red hot

There are 13 games left for Atlético (59 points) and 12 for Barça (56) and Madrid (54) to finish the championship. There are many factors that can decide the championship ...

The Champions factor

This week we will know if Barça can focus its efforts on the League and the Cup this season, since on Wednesday they will play the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against PSG. Logic, with 1-4 in the first leg, suggests that it is an almost impossible machado, although in football you can never use this word. Madrid and Atlético will face their round of 16 on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17, against Atalanta and Chelsea, respectively. The whites will have received Elche before and the rojiblancos will visit the Coliseum in Getafe. Staying alive in European competition will be a major drain on domestic competition. The quarterfinals of the Champions League will be played on April 6-7 and 13-14. The semifinals on April 27-28 and May 4-5. And the final on May 29. We'll see if any of the three make it to Istanbul.

The FIFA Virus factor

The last national team stoppage in November left an exodus of players in the three squads: 11 at Atlético, 13 at Barcelona and 11 at Real Madrid. The selection calendar leaves us another stop between next March 25 and 31. Atlético receive Alavés before this day of national teams, Barça will visit Anoeta and Madrid will travel to Vigo. There would then be 10 games to play, but the risk of this type of compromise comes in the form of injuries. Any loss in Atlético, Madrid or Barça could change the current LaLiga panorama.

The goal-average factor

One of the great factors to consider is the goal-average. That is, who is above in case of equality to points. In Spain, it is decided by direct confrontation. In the event of this ending in a draw, the overall goal difference would be taken into account. Without a doubt, this Atlético-Real Madrid (1-1) has managed to keep LaLiga red-hot. "We have not yet said the last word," said Karim Benzema. Atlético was able to 'sentence' the championship and remove the thorn of not winning the eternal rival this season, but there is still life for Barça and Real Madrid. El Clásico on April 11 will be another one of those vital games on the calendar. After this Madrid-Barça eight days of competition will remain. This great game, in addition, would come after the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals took place, so if any of the three teams were still alive in Europe, they could accuse that fatigue. In addition, there will be an Atleti-Barça (May 9) four days from the end of the competition.The coronavirus factor

is a title in times of pandemic. The competition, of course, has been affected in this regard. First, because the field factor disappeared because playing at home or away is no longer so important. Goodbye to the environmental factor. But the danger of this bug that is making our lives bitter is also suffered by the footballers themselves. The last was the rojiblanco Herrera. Although, on February 17 of the 20 teams that compete in the First Division, they did not have any cases in February, the COVID was primed with Atlético in recent weeks. Nobody is safe and last season we saw a finale in Segunda that went around the world with the Fuenlabrada case. Undoubtedly, this factor will be of vital importance for the shortlist of teams that fight for the title. Without going any further, the streak of Koeman's men has allowed Atlético to cut nine points (at the expense of Atlético-Athletic).

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