Win, win, win and – if necessary – win again. That is what Atlético have to do if they are to claim their first La Liga title in 18 years this season. The team know that three more victories are needed from their last 4 games to secure top spot, although as usual, the only game that matters right now is the next one.
This week your favorite team kicks off the weekend as Atlético Madrid are set to play Elche on Friday night. The match starts at 20.30 CET. For Los Rojiblancos it’s a chance to earn their 8th consecutive victory and to increase their lead over Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid, whose match has been postponed
Atlético were able to best Elche 2-0 after a fiercely contested first half in which the scrappy hosts matched Simeone’s men in guts and intensity at the Estadio Martínez Valero. Second half goals by the Colchoneros’ dynamic duo of Koke and Diego Costa were enough to put out Fran Escribá’s charges’ fire.
After a long, midweek trip to Zenit, Atlético once again travel east to meet an opponent. This time, their destination is a little closer to home: Elche. Kick-off at the Estadio Martínez Valero is set for 16:00 CET this Saturday.
On the eve of another Derbi Madrileño, poor officiating in Spain makes headlines yet again, and it doesn’t bode well for the little guys.
Atlético youth product and first team squad member Jorge Pulido may be joining Segunda División side Elche on loan through the end of the season shortly, with Marca claiming an agreement between the two clubs is practically a done deal. The young central defender has made a total of seven appearances so far this season,