Barcelona— With the help of determined local rivals, Atletico Madrid Football Club will have the opportunity to win their first La Liga title in seven years on Sunday.
Two days after the end of the season, Atletico will maintain a two-point advantage over the defending champion Real Madrid, and if Real Madrid fails to beat Athletic Bilbao, they will win the championship in a home defeat against Osasuna.
Any other combination of results will allow everything to be resolved on the last day and may allow Barcelona to return to the battlefield. Last weekend, the Athletic team visited Valladolid and Real Madrid received Villarreal. If the points of the two teams in the standings are balanced, Real Madrid will maintain an advantage over Attico.
Atlético defended his advantage by defeating Real Sociedad 2-1 with goals from forwards Yannick Carrasco and Ángel Correa on Wednesday. Madrid prevented the gap from opening in a 4-1 victory over Granada on Thursday.
“I didn’t see a competitive game yesterday. Everyone is one person,” Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibault Cotuis said after defeating Granada. “The reason they are strong is because they won. We have to look at what we do and then win the game. There will be a final for the competition this Sunday. After the game, let’s look at the results of the competition.”
Before joining Real Madrid from Chelsea, Coutois helped Atletico Madrid win their last La Liga title in 2014. Since then, Barcelona and Real Madrid have returned and distributed the trophy to them.
Midfielder Jorge “Cork” Resrecien and defender Jose Guimenez are the only members of the team that won the championship seven years ago. Resurrección ranked 500th in Atlético’s career against Real Sociedad.
“Finally, everything is talking about my efforts and efforts over the years, we must continue.” Talking about the current situation of the club, “Coke” said. “I am not staying alone, but hope that we can win the championship collectively and hope to win the league championship.”
After Barcelona and Sevilla were unable to keep up, the championship battle in the most tense La Liga season in years was almost reduced to two clubs.
Sevilla always has a chance, but the club has only won one victory in the last three games, so it fell apart. They dropped 6 points, and if there is a tie at the general table, Atlético has an advantage over Sevilla.
Barcelona had a disappointing 3-3 draw against Levante, leading 2-0 and then leading Catalonia 3-2 on Tuesday, 4 points behind Attico . The club hosted Celta de Vigo on Sunday and will require neither Atlético nor Real Madrid to make a successful comeback.
In addition, Ronald Koeman’s future in Barcelona may depend on this result.
“The coach is always questioned. But I understand that there are still problems in the second half (after Levante),” Koeman said after the tie. “We are disappointed and we want to know what happened in the second half of the year. We must move on. We must prepare for the next season.”