Atlético travel to Levante tomorrow knowing that a win will put us above Juan Ignacio Martinez’ team, and possibly even back into the race for the Champions League places. Victory at Hannover on Thursday extended our winning run to three in a row, and confidence in the squad will be flowing as we make the
Atlético Madrid struggled against Levante but secured a 3-2 victory in the 13th round of la Liga. The first half was a dull affair, but five goals in the second half made for a spectacular night in the Vicente Calderón. Gregorio Manzano opted for Eduardo Salvio to replace the injured Falcao, while Miranda came in
Atlético Madrid return to action on Sunday, hosting Primera División overachievers Levante at the Vicente Calderón. When the clash gets underway (20:00 CET), los Colchoneros will be without star striker Radamel Falcao. ‘El Tigre’ sustained a hamstring injury in Colombia and will sit out this match in a bid to make it back in time
Atlético did their European hopes a world of good on Sunday evening, beating an in-form Levante side by four goals to one in an entertaining encounter at the Vicente Calderon. Like last week, Atlético again started off the match strongly, but failed to hold on to their lead. But a superb second half performance saw off Levante, who now have to give up their challenge for the European spots.
Tomorrow night at 19.00 Atlético host Levante on what is sure to be a special day for many. Not least because the Valencians are a direct rival for a Europa League spot, trailing us by only four points. Moreso because tomorrow is the Día del Niño, a special day organized by Atlético for kids which according to the club’s website is “the most important day of the year.”
Falling behind early is something Atlético Madrid has been used to in recent games. Atleti have conceded goals in the opening stages in each of their last five matches. Nothing seems to have changed, as it took Levante just two minutes to take the lead on the way to an eventual 2-0 victory in Levante
Atlético travels to Valencia to face off against newly-promoted Levante this weekend on just two days rest from their last match, but you won’t be hearing many complaints amongst Los Rojiblancos. This match couldn’t come any sooner for Atleti, as the team will want to quickly put the past week’s pair of devastating home losses behind them.
Our 34-year old defender is apparently on his way to Levante. Juanito is in the process of terminating his contract with Atlético, so that he can join the Valencians on a free. It would save Atleti €600.000 on wages for a player that would most likely not have featured much this season. Juanito’s contract with us ends next summer.