Atletico receives the Villarreal in the Calderón

  • This does not stop. 72 hours after winning in Cornellá to Espanyol a few days after to accede to the semifinals of the Champions after a party of attrition in Leicester, Atletico receives the Villarreal in the Calderón in one of the parties, a priori, more complicated that it subtract To the rojiblanco set in Liga. And it does, as for months, with the imperative need to win in its fight with Sevilla for the third place in the championship, which guarantees the presence in the biggest continental competition next season. Atletico is in a great dynamic of Results. He has not lost for two months, on 26 February, against Barcelona, the only team that has won since he started 2017. From that stumble, seven wins and two draws, which make, at this time, this is the Best second round since Simeone took over the team and to keep him, they must beat a fifth Villarreal, and that in recent years has taken the measure to the Argentine, something not many can boast. And with the precedent of the first leg of December, with a forceful 3-0 for those of Escribá.


    Los Castellanos have not lost in the Manzanares for three years, when in 2014, a goal by Raúl García gave the three points to The rojiblancos. Then, victory in the 14-15 with goal of Vietto and goalless draw the past course. Indeed the goals is another of the problems of Atlético against this Villarreal, since the Cholo have not been able to beat the yellow goal in the last three games. The last to achieve it was Torres, in the 14-15, in El Madrigal. The team should acknowledge the weariness, but in the second half of Barcelona saw the players fresh. That, coupled with the requirement always imposed by Villarreal, will lead Simeone not to change the team much, although some novelty could be (the call offers today).


    The most significant, Gameiro at the attack with Griezmann. One month he takes the Frenchman without covering the red-and-white. Month and a half without scoring. And after reappearing against Espanyol, you must recover sensations for the final stretch of the course. In defense, without right sides, could repeat the same, with Giménez by the right hand, although Lucas could enter. And in the middle, Thomas and Gaitán have options. In front, Fran Escribá's squad, who returns to Calderón, where he was second to Quique Sánchez Flores, arrives after beating with much controversy to the Leganés with a goal with the hand of Bakambu in Discount time. The Valencian coach, who qualified in the previous Atletico as the best team in Spain as a group, comes confident in the possibilities of the Submarine. He also announced rotations for the accumulation of matches this week. PREVIA ATLETICO - VILLARREAL