Atltico – Real MadridTOThe fight for the League goes through the Motropolitano
ANDThe derby this afternoon at theWanda, for some,Metropolitan, for others, it is aTest of faithforAtletiYMadrid. An examination of confidence in the League. Whoever wants to fight the title atBarcelonamust remove the three points of the ultramodern precinct of San Blas, who has not yet seen winners or losers in a match of this fur. Last year, in the first match in that scenario, the two lost after the tie to zero.
Neither Real Madrid nor Attico can repeat a result tonight if they do not want to play in favor of Bara, so it is easy to deduce thatone of the two will be scalded. There is a lot at stake – keep alive, at least, the flame of illusion – as to take this derby lightly.
The locals are undefeated this season against Madrid. They took the whites awayEuropean Super Cup, field credited for the Real's conquests until he meets the red-and-whites inTallinn. On that occasion, the one who was the executioner wasDiego Costa, that today does not participate. His relief is occupied by a striker with a Real Madrid past and a career of swings that now he hopes to find stability under the cloak ofSimeone.lvaro Morata, the last footballer capable of eliminating Madrid of the Champions (season 2014-15, with Juventus) leads the charge of the premises, despite the fact that his signing has generated some anxiety in some sectors of the red and white fans. It is to be expected that the majority in the stands will mute the possible dissenters, as surely as all of them receiveThibaut Courtoiswith the animadversin reserved to those who made the opposite way to that of today's Atleti striker.
If the troop of Cholo needs the points, what of theSolari, which opens in a match of the maximum madrilea in fullEverestWhite. First Bara, today Atltico and the Ajax Wednesday. Three duels -four, counting on the return of the Cup against the Catalans- that can mark the fate of the whites in a season in which there was already the volcanic convulsion of the dismissal ofLopetegui. With his successor, Madrid has straightened the course, a fact that will be confirmed with a victory today to overcome its neighbors in the pursuit of the leader.
Atleti arrives at the match with fresh legs because of their early elimination from the Cup, a factor to be taken into account if the Cholo wants to make the duel aphysical battle. The nurse overwhelms the athletic trainer more than the Madridista, despite the every last minute of Isco, a footballer who was always important in the games against Simeone.
A close match is expected, with a strong leg and few spaces, with a great weight of the board. Little margin, in theory, for the brilliance of the artists, although it falls within the forecast thatGriezmann, by the locals, andBenzema, by the visitors, are the ones in charge of marking differences in a duel from which only one candidature will go out to discuss the title to the leader. There can only be one because, if both point, it winsMessi.