The Atlético de Madrid were proclaimed league champions with the victory (1-2) against Real Valladolid, who lost the category, eleventh National Championship for the rojiblanco team with the suffering but the joy of the last day, despite the fact that Real Madrid (2-1) met in the discount against Villarreal.
Those of Diego Pablo Simeone They lift the league title again as they did for the last time in 2014, after a season that they dominated almost from start to finish. Atlético once again meddle in the Real Madrid and Barcelona pairing, thanks to the comeback that goals Ángel Correa and Luis Suárez signed in the second half.
The mattress was lost and both Barça and Madrid had their options to be the leader in this final stretch of heart attack. La Liga was written as rojiblanca, but after those penalties against Alavés and Elche, the defeat against Athletic, the draw at the Camp Nou and the last comeback against Osasuna, the Atlético fan was on the verge of collapse with Madrid in the rearview mirror.
There was no other script than to suffer. A League that is decided in the last game is what it has and Atlético was under pressure for many minutes. The nerves marked a lot the first time rojiblanco, failed with the ball, when looking for a decisive pass or a shot on goal, with occasions that yes.
Those of ‘Cholo’ did not press in tune as in the last games, with that hunger to be crowned champions, nor did they defend their goal well. However, from set pieces and with Luis Suárez, they could well reduce the agony caused by Óscar Plano’s goal at 20 minutes, after a perfect counter from Pucela (0-1).
Valladolid hit with quality in the first one they had to dream of salvation and Atlético remained unknown as a result of the tension. Luis Suarez she had a forced heads up in the first minute and Saúl had also had her head on. The rojiblanco bench, however, came 0-1 from Villarreal to Madrid.
The unexpected help from Zidane’s men did not hurt the rojiblanca faith, with another good chance from Suárez. Weissman also warned an Atlético that was too out of place on the José Zorrilla pitch. After the break, Correa took command of operations and taught his teammates to play without trembling feet. The Argentine left one detail after another until he signed 1-1.
A punch after getting rid of his rivals with quality cleared the athletic sky and showed the way to the leader from matchday 9. In another sign of fate, although capricious, the VAR canceled the 1-1 of Madrid at that very moment. Sergio González’s men, with not so good news from Elche, were eaten by the red-and-white reaction and Sergi Guardiola, in that visitor pressure, gave away the 1-2.
The failed back pass was picked up by Luis Suárez and the Uruguayan drove to beat Masip in hand-to-hand: the 21st goal for the former Barça player, a signing that is undoubtedly worth a league. The Pucela, increasingly condemned to decline, went up and Weissman had it in a rebound from Oblak. Nerves out, Atlético conceded little and knew how to play with the few hurries that their rival had had.
From Madrid came the news of the white tie and even of the victory with the 2-1 in the discount of Modric, but the League of the marathon of matches, of the covid bypass, of the absence of the fans, of the suffering until the last day , it was red and white. The tears in Zorrilla were from the two teams, some champions and others, Valladolid, who say goodbye to Primera.
Outcome: REAL VALLADOLID, 1 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 2. (0-1, at halftime).
REAL VALLADOLID: Masip; Janko (Pablo Hervías, min.82), Olivas, El Yamiq, Olaza; Toni Villa (Jota, min.62), San Emeterio (Kike Pérez, min.82), Roque Mesa (Guardiola, min.62), Óscar Plano, Weissman and Marcos André (Míchel, min.62).
ATLÉTICO DE MADRID: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Giménez, Hermoso (Lodi, min.63); Llorente (Kondogbia, min.79), Koke, Saúl (Joao Félix, min.63), Carrasco; Correa (Herrera, min. 85) and Luis Suárez.
1 – 0, min. 19, Óscar Plano.
1 – 1, min.57, Correa.
1 – 2, min.67, Luis Suárez.
Referee: Sánchez Martínez (C. Murciano). He admonished Marcos (min.55), Yamiq (min.70), Míchel (min.74) and San Emeterio (min.78) by Valladolid. And to Joao Félix (min.78), Felipe (min.83) and Lodi (min.87) at Atlético.
Stadium: José Zorrilla.