In those three most recent duels there was a common denominator: a horrible first half, so repetitive in this campaign that it already alarms the rojiblanco team. "We need to convince ourselves of what we can do and find regularity, which is what we are looking for," said his coach, Diego Simeone, on the eve.
Again without Jose Maria Gimenez, Joao Felix and Stefan Savic, "the three important players" who have lost "a huge amount of games" to which the coach referred to describe the current "complex moment" of his team, the technician removes his alignment with three novelties (Vitolo, Hector Herrera and Kieran Trippier by Diego Costa, Santiago Arias and Renan Lodi) and some change of position, such as the transfer of Saul Ñiguez to the side.
Alvaro Morata repeats in the lead. His streak, five goals in the last five games, is the best news of Atletico, who insists on the persecution of the leadership from the instability that almost all LaLiga Santander teams go through and that receives Espanyol, one of the only four visitors they have won at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium: on May 6, 2018 by 0-2.
Real Madrid, Chelsea and Sevilla are the other three opponents who have managed to break Atletico in their modern field since its inauguration in the 2017-18 campaign, in addition to Espanyol, today in the penultimate position and with the evidence of which is much more productive outside, with eight points, than at home, even with zero. EFE