Atletico Madrid are close to their eleventh championship in the club’s history after a dramatic win. Coach Diego Simeone’s team defeated CA Osasuna 2-1 (0-0) and went into the final matchday of the Spanish Primera Division as leaders. Up to the 82nd minute, the Rojiblancos were still behind.
Atletico lead the table with 83 points ahead of local rivals Real (81), who won 1-0 (0-0) at Athletic Bilbao without Toni Kroos. Third is FC Barcelona (77), who have no chance of winning the title after a 1: 2 (1: 1) against Celta Vigo.
Renan Lodi (82nd) and Luis Suarez (88th) saved Atletico after falling behind through Ante Budimir (75th). Even with a draw, the Simeone team would have lost first place to Real.
Atletico will visit Real Valladolid on the last day of the match. A draw could not be enough, however, as pursuer Real won the direct comparison with their city rivals. The Royal, for whom Kroos is currently missing as a contact person for a person who has tested positive for Corona, will receive the Europa League finalists Villarreal at the same time.
After more than a year, two La Liga games with spectators took place on Sunday: In the game between Villarreal and Sevilla FC (4-0), 5000 season ticket holders were allowed, in Valencia 3000 fans saw the 4-1 against Eibar. After seven years in the first division, the team from the Basque town of Eibar is the first to be relegated.
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Recently there had been media reports in Italy that Zidane could succeed Andrea Pirlo at the Italian record champions Juventus Turin. Zidane joined Juventus as a player in the 1996/97 season. Meanwhile, Italian media speculate with Massimiliano Allegri as the future real coach.