It was one of those magical 4-0 nights at the Vicente Calderón. A tiger was on the prowl, out to prove – yet again – that his bite was mightier than that of his feline cousins. Mario Suárez returned to the starting line-up (perhaps earning the nod by visiting ‘El Cholo’s’ barber before the clash
Overall it was a positive start to Atlético’s post-Diego era. Los Rojiblancos’ injury-stricken squad showed promising signs in Levante that their struggles on the road could be a thing of the past, outplaying their opponents for most of the match and dominating possession (68%), though they were only able to take a single point back
Atlético’s starting right back Sílvio is having a hard time staying on the field these days. The 24-year-old’s nagging groin injury prevents him from playing two consecutive matches, a situation that is starting to cause some headaches at the Vicente Calderón. Manzano is starting to consider other options, including Juanfran and Kader.