Atletico Madrid have regained the lead in La Liga. Coach Diego Simeone’s team prevailed 2-0 (1-0) against relegation candidate SD Huesca on Thursday evening and are now three points ahead of city rivals Real Madrid with 73 points. There are still six game days to go.
Angel Correa (39.) and Yannick Carrasco (81.) scored the goals for Atletico, which during the week as one of the twelve top European clubs with the Super League plans caused a stir, but then withdrew after a storm of protest had made.
Real had won 3-0 at promoted FC Cadiz on Wednesday even without the ailing international Toni Kroos and kept the fight for the title exciting.
FC Barcelona (65 points) also has a small chance of winning the Spanish championship. The Catalans around national goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will receive Getafe FC on Thursday evening (10 p.m.), and coach Ronald Koeman’s team has one more game up its sleeve.