Nobody said it was going to be easy. And the proof is in the LaLiga classification, in which the Atlético de Madrid still at the top (something that may change on Thursday if the Barcelona win at grenade) but already with a minimum distance on their pursuers. The rojiblancos take out three points at Sevilla, which is fourth, with five games to play.
Despite the loose mattress that the mattress box had a couple of months ago, no one at Atlético was planning to reach this final stretch of the course with that advantage. Diego Simeone He already warned that the second round would have nothing to do with the first. And time is proving him right.
Despite the fact that Atlético has lost a privileged position, it should be remembered that nine of the ten Leagues that are in the showcases of the Madrid club were achieved on the last day. The last, in 2014, with that agonizing draw at the Camp Nou that took the title to Vicente Calderón and that has become a perfect mirror for the current rojiblanco team, which continues to depend on itself to achieve the goal.
Because Atlético managed to be proclaimed champion in 2014 without winning any of the last three games, wasting several match balls to achieve it. After winning at Elche and to Valencia, the Cholo team returned to the city of Turia to face the I raised. A victory gave the championship virtually to the colchoneros, who fell 2-0 at the Ciutat. The following week, against Málaga at the Calderón, a victory would have mathematically given Atlético the title., because Barcelona failed to beat Elche at Martínez Valero. But it was tied. With Madrid already out of the fight, everything would be decided a week later at the Camp Nou.
And you already know how that ended, with Barça taking the lead thanks to a goal from Alexis Sanchez and with Godin tying after the break at the exit of a corner. At the beginning of the crash, Simeone he was left without two of his most important men, Diego Costa Y Burn turan, who left the field injured. Few then bet on Atlético, which when it was most difficult, brought out the character to be champion. Now, the rojiblancos hope that history will repeat itself.