The Colchoneros conceded a new draw on the grass of Alavés (1-1). It's already the fifth draw of the season for the protected Diego Simeone who can not find the recipe to continue. Yet better defense of the championship with only 6 goals conceded, the Madrilenians can not get offensively with just 11 small goals scored since the start of the season, far from the 26 registered by FC Barcelona.
More if lethal ahead, Atlético Madrid was joined in the score (1-1) at Basques de Deportivo Alavès Tuesday during the 11th day of Liga, and risk losing ground on Barcelona who plays later in the evening ( Local 20H15).
Very unspecified, as often in recent weeks, with no shots framed in the first half, Diego Simeone's men thought they were doing the hardest by opening the score in a lightning strike by Alvaro Morata (69 '), before cracking on a firecracker. Lucas Perez who adjusted the skylight of Jan Oblak (83) .A pure strike but aided by the indolence of the midfielder Colchoneros, which provoked a pout Diego Simeone, not used to such passivity on the part of his players.
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Deportivo Alavès is only the 4th team to score a goal for the best defense of Liga this season, which has cashed only 6.Trahi by its traditional defensive solidity, Atléti can hardly rely on his offensive creativity, the weak point of Colchoneros: only 6 teams of Liga had scored less than them before tonight.
Only satisfaction in attack, Alvaro Morata scored again, in a third match in a row, after Leverkusen a week ago in the Champions League and Bilbao Saturday.And his connection with the Argentine Angel Correa can do wonders, as on the opening of the score: after a subtle deviation of the chest, Morata solicited the one-two with Correa and adjusted Pacheco.
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The entry, less than ten minutes before this goal, of the striker trained at the rival of Real has awakened the Madrilenians, but Morata also missed the match during the huge time that followed by stumbling on the Basque porter Fernando Pacheco (71), like Correa in the wake. A lack of unusual realism for the Cholo troops.
The return of their jewel Joao Felix, recruited this summer against a nine-figure check to take over the role of Antoine Griezmann, gone to Barcelona, becomes urgent.The return of the Portuguese teenager (19 years), touched at an ankle October 19, is expected in early November by the Madrid coaching.
Meanwhile, with this draw point, the Colchoneros (2nd, 20 pts) come back to the surprising leader Grenada (1st, 20 pts) who plays Thursday but can be overtaken tonight by FC Barcelona (3rd, 19 pts) which receives Valladolid (local 20H15).
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