This Sunday’s El Clasico will be played without either of the superstars Ronaldo and Messi for the first time in a long time but the La Liga organizers are confident of continuing the legacy.
Madrid: FC Barcelona look highly likely to sack Ronald Koeman as first team coach in the coming hours after his side suffered a painful...
Atlético's 11th league title ended a seven-year dominance by Barcelona and Madrid in Spain.
Goals from Angel Correa and Luis Suarez helped Atletico Madrid defeat Valladolid and as a result, Diego Simeone's side won the La Liga 2020-21 title. Atletico Madrid defeated Valladolid 2-1 on Saturday and as a result, the side secured the title with 86 points from 38 matches.
Atlético is five points ahead of Real Madrid, which can get back within two points if it wins at Granada.
Although the plans for a Super League appear to be dead in the water with all of the original 12 clubs involved, apart from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, pulling out in the face of widespread opposition, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
Atlético ended its winless run by routing last-place Eibar 5-0, then saw city rival Real Madrid held 0-0 by Getafe
Atletico were held to a 1-1 draw away to Betis in a game where Yannick Carrasco put them ahead after just five minutes only for Cristian Tello to equalise in the 20th minute of the game on Sunday
Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak saved Lucas Ocampos's penalty early on but was beaten by Marcos Acuna's second-half header on Sunday.
Elche once again showed how much they have improved since Fran Escriba returned as coach and Dani Calvo's 61st minute header off the underside of the bar gave them the lead against a lackluster Real Madrid, who once again failed to perform against a rival in the bottom half of the table on Saturday
Goals from Jordi Alba and Illax Moriba gave Barca a hard-fought win against a rival that caused them lots of problems, especially in the first half
On Saturday, FC Barcelona produced one of their best displays of the season to win 2-0 away to Sevilla.
Wednesday's 3-0 win at home to Elche moved Barca a point above Sevilla into third place in La Liga, five points behind Atletico Madrid, but with an extra game played, Ronald Koeman's side needs all three points
Barca coach Ronald Koeman said in his pre-game press conference that this game and Saturday's trip to Sevilla were vital for his side's title chances, and he made changes to try and keep his squad fresh
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