LaLiga Santander enters its final stretch. There are barely eight games left to finish the season and there are still many open fronts in the competition. teams like the RCD Majorca They are playing for permanence in the First Division, and in the specific case of this team, they have a difficult test this Saturday, April 9, in which they will face Atletico Madrid.
The colchoneros come to this match after being defeated at the Etihad Stadium against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (1-0), in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Diego Pablo Simeone proposed a game in which he prioritized defense above all else, which has triggered in some other criticism of this strategy. For its part, Mallorca fell last weekend with Getafestaying with this result in relegation positions.
The clash ends at the Etihad Stadium.
The tie will be decided at the Wanda @Metropolitan!
– Atletico Madrid (@Atleti) April 5, 2022
- Where to play: Visit Mallorca Stadium (Palma)
- Schedule: 4:15 p.m.
- Where to watch on TV: Movistar LaLiga
- Where to watch ‘online’: Movistar Plus platform
You can get all the information related to this match and the rest of LaLiga on the website of El Confidencial.
Criticism of the approach
Last Wednesday, Atlético de Madrid returned to Manchester after already managing to eliminate United at Old Trafford in the last round of the Champions League. Now, against City, they couldn’t repeat that good performance and were defeated. But also, criticism came from many sectors for the defensive approach that Cholo Simeone did in the match, who was blamed for ‘putting on the bus’.
Simeone stands out from the comments about the Atleti game. (EFE)
Even with the defeat, the rojiblancos are still alive in the tie and they still have the Metropolitano’s bullet left to come back and win a ticket to the semifinals. And it is that the Argentine coach seems to have devised a strategy at 180 minutes, in which the objective in the first leg was not to suffer too much and leave everything for the final outcome will be elucidated in its stadiumwho, with the support of his fans, plays a very important role.