Round I of La Liga Title Hunt: Real Madrid and Atletico Both Left Behind

Two candidates to win La Liga 2020/2021, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, were left behind in the first half. Madrid conceded 0-1 against Villarreal in the final week at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Saturday (22/5/2021) at 23.00 WIB. Meanwhile, Real Valladolid beat Atletico 1-0 at Estadio Jose Zorrilla.

Madrid, who must win to open up opportunities to win the league title this season, appears aggressive. The first attempt was made by Vinicius Junior in the first minute with a cross into Villarrea’s box, but his strike was blocked. Likewise, Karim Benzema’s header two minutes later was successfully blocked by the opponent.

Daniel Parejo of Villarreal fought back in the sixth minute. Parejo tried to pass into the middle of the Real Madrid box, but the Los Blancos defender managed to clear it.

Until the first 15 minutes, Madrid had the ball up to 60% versus 40%. However, Madrid conceded through Yeremi Pino in the 20th minute. Gerard Moreno provided the assist for the goal.

No more goals were created even though Villarreal had threatened. Manuel Trigueros’ pass in the 32nd minute attempts to direct Alfonso Pedraza in the box, but the Madrid defender is well overturned. The 1-0 score for Villarreal lasted until the first half ended.

Meanwhile at Estadio Jose Zorrilla, hosts Real Valladolid won 1-0 over Atletico in the first half. Valladolid’s goal was scored by Oscar Plano which maximized Marcos de Sousa’s pass in the 18th minute.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone relies on Angel Correa and Luis Suarez as starters on the cutting edge. However, there has not been a goal scored for Atletico not even one shot on target they have released despite possession of the ball at 59%.

Luis Suarez Sindir Barcelona after bringing Atletico to La Liga champions

Luis Suarez quipped Barcelona after bringing Atletico Madrid to win La Liga 2020/2021. Suarez thanked Atletico for hosting him after being dumped by Barcelona last summer.

Atletico won La Liga 2020/2021 after winning 2-1 over Real Valladolid in the final match at the Nuevo Jose Zorilla Stadium, Saturday (22/5/2021) evening local time or Sunday (23/5/2021) early morning WIB.

The match was tight, even Atletico was one goal behind in the first half before being able to turn things around at the end of the match. Atletico’s winning goals were scored by Angel Correa in the 57th minute and Suarez (67) to get back at Oscar Plano in the 18th minute.

Atletico’s success made Luis Suarez able to take revenge on Barcelona who dumped him in the summer of 2020. Suarez was dumped by Barcelona because he was considered old. The 34-year-old attacker was also signed by Atletico.

Suarez’s title proves that he is still one of the most dangerous attackers in Europe with Atletico. Suarez’s neat form has helped Los Rojiblancos – nicknamed Atletico – stay at the top of the standings for months.

La Liga Spain also entered the most important phase in the final week. Atletico is competing with their city rivals, Real Madrid, in the battle for the Spanish League trophy.

Atletico will be champions if they can win the final match against Real Valladolid. Suarez scored an important goal that secured Atletico the title of Spain. After the match was over, Suarez, who was teary, quipped Barcelona for not appreciating him.

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