Atletico vs Levante Five points dropped against Levante
With the Champions League round of 16 game against Chelsea just around the corner, the LaLiga Santander leaders’ legs are shaking.
Atletico Madrid dropped five points in their two games against Levante this week, as Paco Lopez‘s side grabbed a huge 2-0 victory at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Barcelona are rubbing their hands as the tittle race seems to be opening up following Atletico’s drop in form.
Where is Joao Felix’s magic touch?
The Portuguese forward seems to have lost that spark, with his below-par performances directly affecting Atletico Madrid.
Joao Felix spent the largest part of the game against Levante walking around the pitch and looked unwilling to put in some extra effort to help his team.
Injuries have prevented Jose Gimenez from finding consistency for yet another season, with the Uruguay international picking up another knock that saw him limp off in the second half against Levante.
Gimenez, who returned to action in Wednesday’s game against Levante, has already missed nine Atletico games this year.
Jose Morales is Levante’s Kylian Mbappe. It was another spectacular outing by Levante’s forward, who is having a great 2020/21 campaign.
His control from Ruben Rochina’s 60-metre pass seven minutes in was just world-class, giving him space and time to produce a strike that went just wide of an advancing Jan Oblak.
The cries of Oblak after Atletico conceded a second goal late into stoppage time were heard all around the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano as the game came to an end.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pitch, Dani Cardenas celebrated with his teammates after producing a man-of-the-match performance in goal for Levante.