‘Never stop believing’, says one of the illustrious slogans of the Atlético de Madrid. And the movie of a Sunday afternoon in which the team of Simeone he was about to be ‘El Pupas’ again, but that ended with a happy ending for the rojiblancos thanks to a goal from Luis Suarez in the 88th minute.
Atlético was able to thrash Osasuna in the first half, but could not with Sergio Herrera Y Budimir wanted to dress up Tamudo to change the color of a League that before almost seemed determined. However, Lodi Y Luis Suarez completed the comeback (2-1) to visit Valladolid depending on himself the last day.
Atleti will have to suffer until the last second if he wants to win this League because Real Madrid always fight ‘to the end’. A goal from Nacho gave the triumph to the set of Zidane (0-1) in San Mamés and even a short-lived lead for about 20 minutes. Honor for a white team that once again overcame a bad refereeing, with two penalties in favor not called, and the noise around the more than possible Zidane departure when the season ends.
Who does not leave, but who has many ballots to be dismissed, is Ronald Koeman. The Barcelona said goodbye to La Liga with a loss to the Celtic (1-2). A new setback at a decisive moment of the campaign that does nothing more than focus on the work of the Dutch coach in the key games of this season.
The penultimate day met the forecasts and was cardiac. With a Real Madrid that became the leader, with a Barça that got into the fight and ended up knocked out and, above all, with an Atlético who suffered altitude sickness and had to come back so as not to give up his privileged position before the final fireworks next Sunday.
In seven days, at 18:00, Valladolid – Atlético and Real Madrid – Villarreal they will pass sentence. Both the Pucelano and the Castellón team play a lot and will not be mere comparsas. Valladolid will have a life or death match for permanence and the yellow submarine will not be able to think about the final of the Europa League, in which it will be measured at Manchester United, the fifth place is already being played with Real society Y Betis.
A roller coaster
Atlético began by putting Osasuna in their area and accumulating one occasion after another, but Luis Suárez once met Sergio Herrera and once with the stick. It seemed impossible, but Simeone’s team could not score the goal that tied the lead.
Yes marked Messi against Celta to put Barcelona ahead in search of the miracle in La Liga. Meanwhile, Real Madrid suffered with the referee’s crusade against the white team every weekend. This time it was Mateu Lahoz the one who did not indicate a clear penalty by the hand of Morcillo after a center of Odriozola and that, minutes later, he also did not see a maximum penalty of Yeray a Benzema. A two in one to the madness of Zidane’s team.
Osasuna continued supporting Atlético, thanks also to the fact that Saúl came across the stick, and Saints Mina tied for Celta in the Camp Nou. The three teams that fought for La Liga thus arrived with a tie on the scoreboard at halftime and with everything to be decided in 45 minutes that promised to be heart-stopping.
The minutes passed and the markers did not move. Real Madrid were looking for a goal that would give them the lead and was about to achieve it on a clear occasion of Modric. To add more excitement, Savic scored for Atlético although he did so offside and the goal was disallowed by him WHERE.
Almost at the same time, Casemiro he crashed a header off the crossbar that could change La Liga’s classification. Barcelona, for its part, could not with Celta and was thus saying goodbye to its options for the title.
Madrid leader …
Anxiety grew in the Wanda Metropolitano with a new goal disallowed for offside, this time to Carrasco. Atlético was nervous and more put after Nacho’s goal in San Mamés that gave Real Madrid the lead with one match left. Center of Casemiro and the Spanish international who finishes with the shin to turn La Liga upside down. Benzema was offside, but neither hindered Unai Simon nor did he touch the ball thus giving validity to the play.
The most difficult still for Atlético came with a goal from Budimir in Osasuna’s first opportunity. cloud He clearly took the ball from within and the VAR validated a goal that could go down in La Liga history. Of ‘Tamudazo’ al ‘Budimirazo’ 14 years later. What could have been and was not.
The League was red hot and Lodi added fuel to the fire. Atlético drew (1-1) and had just over ten minutes with the discount to find a goal that would give them the first place in the standings again. Real Madrid, for its part, tried to defend itself from Athletic’s attacks, since something could change everything.
… to the goal of Suárez
And so it happened in the 88th minute of the Wanda Metropolitano meeting. Luis Suárez scored an agonizing goal to restore the leadership to the rojiblancos when Simeone’s team suffered the most. Something that can be worth a title. By beating Valladolid on the last day, which will be playing salvation, Atlético will be champion.
Real Madrid did their part and touched the feat, but they will have to beat Villarreal and wait for a puncture from their neighbor and eternal rival in the New Zorrilla. The one who did say goodbye this day of La Liga was Koeman’s Barcelona, who ended up unhinged, with one less due to expulsion of Lenglet and losing 1-2 to Celta thanks to a new goal from Santi Mina.
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