Atletico Madrid – Villarreal
Atletico Madrid welcomes Villarreal at the Wanda Metropolitano in a fixture from the 25th week of La Liga. Let’s take our attention to it and prepare you a short preview.
Atletico Madrid are in a flying mood after their 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League 1/8-finals. Los Colchoneros made a strong step towards the next phase of the competition, thanks to Saul’s winning goal.
In La Liga Atletico have a room for improvement, though. The club from the capital is currently 4th in the league standings with 40 points, but Los Colchoneros won just one of their last five matches in the domestic league – against Granada. If Atletico don’t improve their shape, they might miss on participating in the Champions League next season.
Last week Atletico Madrid made their 10th draw for the season. Diego Simeone’s team made an exciting draw with Valencia at the Mestalla. Marcos Llorente and Thomas Partey scored for Atleti.
Villarreal are having a very decent season so far, currently being 6th in the league with 38 points. It’s a major change for the Yellow Submarine – last season they fighting for survival, but now they are close to returning to the European competitions.
Villarreal are in a strong form at the moment. Javi Calleja’s team won three of their last four games in La Liga. Last week Villarreal welcomed Levante at the Ceramica and achieved a 2-1 win, thanks to the goals of Gerard Moreno and Moi Gomez.
Atletico Madrid need to up their performance in La Liga, but in the face of Villarreal they have a serious challenge. As we already said, Villarreal are a team in a strong shape, which is getting good results. In the same time Diego Simeone must find a way to deal with his team’s tiredness after the difficult European game against Liverpool.