The Atlético de Madrid from Diego Simeone He has always stood out for his strength as a local. It is true that there have been some ups and downs, but the general trend of the rojiblanco team since the arrival of the Argentine coach to the bench, back in December 2011, has always been to be solid at home, leaving there most of the points that were in play.
But this season is being different. Something little foreseeable taking into account, in addition to the trajectory as a local of the colchoneros, the fact that the fans have returned to the Metropolitano, since that has always been a plus for the rojiblanco team.
As we say, this course the colchonero fiefdom is not being a fort. In fact, four of the teams that have passed through the Canillejas stadium this season have managed not to leave empty. In other words, of the six games played at home this year, Atlético has only been able to win two of them.
The most recent was that of Barcelona, on October 2. The previous one, the first at home, in front of Elche, a distant already 22 August. The rest, a defeat, that of Tuesday against the Liverpool, the first at home, and up to three draws, those harvested against Villarreal, Porto and Athletic, in this order.
However, in the five trips of the current campaign, Atlético has added four victories and a draw. Numbers significantly higher than those harvested by the Madrid team in front of its audience.
Maintaining the dynamics at home and improving it as a local is the immediate objective of Diego Simeone and his pupils, who this Sunday host the leader of the First Division, Real Sociedad, which has added seven points away from Anoeta this season. A game in which Atlético will have to do their homework after falling to him Liverpool in a Metropolitan eager to celebrate his team’s triumphs.