Media League in three games

Atlético play against Athletic, Getafe and Alavés before the break. On Wednesday they face the Basque team in the postponement and can increase their advantage.


EI Atlético made merits to win the derby, but his lack of success against the goal deprived him of the victory against the Madrid team. Simeone's team added one point and has a distance of three and five points with respect to Barcelona and Madrid, their main pursuers. And Atlético now has three games that can be worth half the league: Athletic, Getafe and Alavés, just before the national team break. Cholo's men continue with their motto from game to game, but inside the dressing room they have very clear ideas: if Atlético adds those nine points, they will have taken a giant step forward in the fight to win the league title. In addition, the Madrid team does not have to leave the capital of Spain, since their meeting as a visitor is in Getafe. Between these games, he will have to play the pass in the Champions League against Chelsea, in London.

The first game is played by Atlético this Wednesday against Athletic (7:00 p.m.), I find that the rojiblanco team has postponed. It is a date marked in red by the Madrid team, since neither Barça nor Madrid have a game and Simeone's team is in a position to extend the advantage by three more points. Winning Athletic would move Barcelona to six points and Madrid to eight, a distance that would begin to be considerable at this point in the competition.

Atlético takes the match almost a final, although no one speaks openly like that to refer to the clash. For this confrontation Simeone has all his players available, except Giménez and Herrera, who did not participate in yesterday's training session.

In the two days remaining for the break, Atlético will have to travel to Getafe and receive Alavés. Barcelona, meanwhile, plays in their stadium against Huesca and travels to San Sebastián to face Real Sociedad. Real Madrid plays at home against Elche and travels to Vigo to play against Celta. Nobody considers Getafe and Alavés affordable rivals, far from it, but the calendar will be much more demanding with Atlético after the break, with Sevilla and Betis as the next rivals. After the national team break, there will be ten days of LaLiga to play, the final stretch of the championship. And Atlético wants to get there with an important cushion of points.

The derby left some good news for the rojiblancos: Luis Suárez scored again and had more opportunities to make a double, so he is back in the place where a center forward has to be; Carrasco played a good game, although he accused being some inactive games and Koke also carried the team's game with a good level. For seventy minutes, Atlético carried the weight of the game, had the game and the chances.

On the other hand, there is a fact that plays in favor of Atlético in this national team break. South American players will not travel with their national teams at the end of the month. Luis Suárez, Giménez, Torreira, Lodi or Felipe will not attend their national teams, since the qualifying rounds that were to be played on these dates for the World Cup in Qatar have been suspended.

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