Atlético goes down a notch: out of the leadership four months later

Atlético's squad saw the Clásico last night from Seville doing their own speculations of what was coming better or worse, but aware of a somewhat bitter reality: whatever happened, I was going to sleep in the second position, a situation almost forgotten. Now the leader is Madrid. The rojiblancos have been almost four months perched on the first square. However, scoring at Villamarín would return it to him.

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The team took the lead in early December, after winning Valladolid, but that merit did not last long. The following Saturday he lost in Valdebebas and that Sunday, Real Sociedad took advantage of it to overtake him (on goal difference and with two more games). However, those of Imanol fell three days later, Wednesday December 16At the Camp Nou, Atlético took advantage of that to return to first place without playing (the goal difference became better than that of the Donostiarras).

Since then, the Cholo men linked a streak of eight wins and have commanded the classification, with up to ten points of advantage, until last night. Of course, Atleti continues to depend on itself to regain the leadership and that this is a step down momentarily. A draw puts him first and victory would take three away from Madrid (that the direct goalaverage beats him) and four from Barça, Who visits on May 9, day 35.