Home football Cholo Simeone led his 500th match at Atlético de Madrid, won and finished the year as the sole leader of La Liga

Cholo Simeone led his 500th match at Atlético de Madrid, won and finished the year as the sole leader of La Liga

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Atlético de Madrid 1 -0 Getafe

He Athletic from Madrid The leader of the Spanish La Liga will end 2020 after defeating Getafe 1-0 with a goal from Luis Suárez, this Wednesday on the 16th matchday. The Uruguayan striker scored in the first half by heading a cross into the box that meant his eighth goal with this shirt, which leaves him as the top scorer of his team and in the race to be the Pichichi of the season, just a little behind Iago Aspas.

The team mattress he chained his third consecutive triumph in the championship and has already added 35 points, which allows him to consolidate in the first place and distance himself two points from Real Madrid (2nd), which equaled 1 to 1 against Elche (17th).

The technician of AthleticDiego Simeone thus celebrated his 500th game in front of the rojiblanco bench with a victory. “Since I arrived, we told each other that game by game. I am not going to change the way I understand football. Every game you play can be your last. I’m going to stay until the situation leads me to leave the club, ”said the Argentine coach at the press conference after the game.

When asked about his wishes for 2021, he replied: “It would be too selfish to think about football. Be healthy, be able to give a friend a hug, have parties, meetings and everything that escaped us at this time. Good health for everyone ”

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Atletico Madrid v Getafe – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – December 30, 2020 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone REUTERS / Susana Vera

In the breakdown accumulates 301 wins (60%) 118 draws (24%) and only 81 losses (16%). In addition, in 261 of his 500 games they did not convert goals, which has always been highlighted by his team, and on 87 occasions he won 1-0. In terms of titles, he has won two Europa League (2012 and 2018), two European Super Cups (2012 and 2018), the 2013 Copa del Rey, the 2014 Spanish League and the 2014 Spanish Super Cup.

The most shocking data is that in the 500 games prior to the arrival of the Cholo, Atlético had added 211 victories (42%), 126 draws (25%) and 163 defeats (33%).

The rojiblanco team is also provisionally placed with nine points more than the third, Real Sociedad, which visits Athletic Bilbao on Thursday in the great Basque derby. Simeone’s team will take to the field again on Sunday, January 3 when they visit Eibar, in search of the first victory of 2021.

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With information from AFP

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