There is something in today's election day that is reflected in the Metropolitan: if Spain plays stability at the polls, the Athletic does the same in the League. You can not fail, much less before a break during which doubts would increase. The last defeat against Leverkusen has evidenced the bad moment that the team is going through, and although Simeone sang the "mea culpa" after the game of Champions, the fans crave a reaction of their own. It has to be today (4 pm, Movistar La Liga).
Opposite will be the Spanish, which lands in Madrid with greater urgencies after a start to the season that cost Gallego the charge and holds him in relegation places. The arrival of Machín and the last win in the Europa League intend to act as inflection point. They, like Atlético, only win; Only then could they flee the lower part of the table.
On the field, Simeone will try its nth formula In search of the lost balance. The absolute majority he seemed to have Diego Costa At the beginning of the season it has been diluted to take the mixed group, or what is the same, to the bench. Who does climb like the foam is Morata, only good news for Atlético on these dates. His goals allow him to continue in the fight for the leadership and the rojiblancos grab the nine to unleash a streak that leaves a single victory in the last six league games.
These goals, on the other hand, are not enough. The pending task of this Atlético is still to sign a good match from beginning to end, something that this season is not finished getting. "We always give away a part and that doesn't have to be that way," Saul said in Germany, a speech very similar to the one after the meetings against Real Valladolid, Alavés or Sevilla. The team, then, only sought victory after the break, finally having to settle for a draw.
Recover lost credit, that is the objective. To do this, Simeone will re-align to Vitolo, to which an injury relegated him to the infirmary when he was one of the best in the team. Next to him will be belt, another of those who has regained the confidence of his coach after starting with the substitute tag. Blacksmith, again, you will enjoy an opportunity to make a place again. Everyone will fight to reverse a situation that can turn into a serious crisis what was a mere blockade.
Athletic: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Saúl; Herrera, Thomas, Koke, Vitolo; Correa and Morata.
Spanish: Diego López; Víctor Gómez, David López, Bernardo, Naldo, Pedrosa; Marc Roca, Víctor Sánchez, Darder; Wu Lei and Ferreyra.
. (tagsToTranslate) previous (t) atletico (t) espanyol