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Atlético has found its pet peeve

Hanging on by Levante in a late match (1-1) on Wednesday, Atlético de Madrid was beaten at home by the Valencian club (0-2) on Sunday.

TheAtlético de Madrid had a bad week, and that’s all because of Levante. Hooked by the Valencian club this week in a late match (1-1), the Liga leader was beaten this Saturday by the 11th in the standings, at the Wanda Metropolitano (0-2).

The formation of Diego Simeone was surprised in the first period, by a deflected strike from José Morales (0-1, 30th). Then she got a host of opportunities in the second half, for Luis Suarez, who sent his free kick on the post (58th), or for Joao Felix (59th, 6th6, 67th…). Simeone brought in his French Thomas Lemar and Moussa Dembele, the former Lyonnais making his debut in La Liga. But they have not been more successful (89th, 90th + 2).

At the end of the game, while Jan Oblak had climbed, Nicolas De Frutos scored in the empty goal (0-2, 90th + 5), on the… second shot on target from the visitors. Opposite, there will be no less than 11 strikes in the frame, but Dani Cardenas kept his clean sheet. The only figure that matters, however, is the gap between Atlético and its rivals. It could be reduced to three points if Real Madrid win this Saturday night …

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