Without just time to cauterize all the wounds left by the Ciutat, the kicking on the ankles of João Félix, the discomfort with the VAR, with the arbitrations so far, the Atleti returns to take the keys to the Wanda Metropolitano to receive one of the LaLiga teams: Betis (follow the game live on AS.com). The meeting will be a crossroads of streaks. The Athletics it does not end up looking like Atleti. With weaknesses behind and with difficulties to make the Metropolitan this season its usual fort. Often, Atleti seems to enter the matches when you look up, look at the scoreboard and look from behind. You react, yes, Simeone always says it. But champion has passed a bad october: only one victory, against Barça, on the 2nd. At home. The second in a season where the match by match is he tie for tie.
Start stronger. The parties and behind. That is one of the repeated mantras for him Cholo in the last days. For the last maybe today retrieve a fundamental brick, that of Savic, best defense of last LaLiga, injured from Barça.
They follow him missing the Cholo Llorente, Lemar and Kondogbia, which conditions his eleven, the scheme. The champion feels comfortable in zinc defenseor, but I could go back to defense of four to introduce three media (Koke, De Paul and Herrera) and the trident. Or he could sacrifice one of his tips: Suárez, Grizi or João. The last is exalted, the Frenchman will no longer play at Anfield, the Uruguayan already I dont like him Thursday sit in 59‘. But there is Correa, that before him Betis Last season he experienced a turning point that made him a decisive man for Cholo in the end, that point in Valladolid. And Simeone handles like nobody the emotional of the parties. It would not surprise an Argentine ownership today. Cholo does not forget that then comes Anfield.
A Cholo what, today will not be on the bench, sanctioned. In the visitor yes it will Pellegrini. All the lights point to him when talking about the merits of this project. A Betis that, in positions Champions, the previous day was exhibited before the Valencia. Everyone tells and responds, with the story of Lemar at Atleti, from zero to one hundred, in several (Carvalho or Juanmi). With the derby in a week and the Leverkusen in Europe, there will be rotations. Willian José will be number nine despite the moment of Borja Iglesias. Rodri can also return to eleven. The one who will do it for sure is Edgar. Fekir it is untouchable. Channels never tire of shining. An uncomfortable rival that Atleti receives at its most irregular point. But what if today happens to the team like Correa last season?