A point that increased the cushion on Real Madrid to six was taken by Atlético del Ciutat de València, in a duel corresponding to the second day of the League. The leader still has a postponed match, against Athletic de Marcelino, to find out what his real advantage is. Simeone's team had an uncomfortable visit from which they could only extract boards because they lacked skill and a little more fang in the final meters. Levante made their game. He stood stony and hit when he could. With that he gave him to cut off the intention of his rival to give another blow of authority to the championship.
Atlético had to negotiate a match from patience. Be more dominating than you like. He had no choice because one of the virtues of Levante is that it plays very well at the retreat and the meteoric exit. He throws the two lines of four, paces himself like an accordion so as not to discover himself and takes out the stinger as soon as he detects a space to explode. The ball belonged to Atlético until he was fed up because he also recovered it very quickly. Between the fact that Levante did not want it and had little pass, the leader was forced to do an exhaustive exercise of the ball. And he was moving it well until he tried drilling in the immediate vicinity of the area. For a moment it seemed that Paco López's team was willing to let Atlético swell to score lateral centers. In one of them, the first time Marcos Llorente made the baseline his own, Luis Suárez turned his neck at the peak of the small area so that the header drew a parabola that plummeted two feet from Aitor Fernández's post.
LevanteAitor, Róber, Postigo, Miramón, Clerc, Jorge De Frutos (Son, min. 81), Morales (Dani Gómez, min. 69), Radoja (Óscar Duarte, min. 45), Malsa, Roger (Vezo, min. 81) and Enis Bardhi (Rochina, min. 85) Atlético Oblak, Mario Hermoso, Giménez, Savic, Carrasco (João Félix, min. 65), Vrsaljko (Kondogbia, min. 45), Saúl, Koke (Lucas Torreira, min. . 80), Marcos Llorente, Correa (Vitolo, min. 80) and Luis Suárez Goles1-0 min. 16: Enis Bardhi. 1-1 min. 36: Marcos Llorente. Referee José Luis Munuera Montero Yellow cards Saúl (min. 25), Savic (min. 41), Jorge De Frutos (min. 44) and Kondogbia (min. 50)
Another ball that seemed to go nowhere because it was raised by a bad The Uruguayan's control was dynamite when he fell because he turned it into a corner volley. Suárez is being denied a goal, but not because he is not usually where it is cooked. The same in a rebound as in a scissor impaling head drop.
Atlético cannot beat Levante (1-1)
Levante was unfazed by the monopoly of the ball that they conceded to Atlético. Cartesian already waiting for a goof to stretch. And this arrived at the quarter of an hour, when Giménez ate an anticipation before De Frutos to break the false lethargy that he simulated. The play was led and given by a footballer who has shown himself to be one of the best wing players so far in the championship. He released the ball at the exact moment for Bardhi, alienated from second forward, to beat Oblak with his superb touch. The goal perfectly culminated Paco López's plan. A scratch the first time he had. Nothing like the inactivity of the greyhound Morales, who took more than half an hour to cross the divide on the run, to reflect that the game was played in one direction. Saúl and Suárez unsuccessfully rushed Aitor Fernández.
Llorente, goal and the lane
Atlético found the tie in one of the luck that remained to be tried to demolish the granota dam. In a corner kick played short, Llorente was outlining from left to right until he was able to release a shoe that swallowed the Levante goal because Clerc deflected it with his head. Another goal from Llorente, who would be awaited by the lane again after the break. The position delay occurred because Simeone gave in to Kondogbia for Vrsaljko.
Atlético continued to be bossy, determined to pocket those three points that gave more realism to the cushion of points over their pursuers. An ex officio maneuver by Suárez, an inward cut in the front linked to a low left foot, took it out as Aitor Fernández could. The clearance fell frankly to Correa. A defeated goalkeeper, with no other obstacle than the back net, sent his shot from inside over the crossbar.
In that error seemed to be the game for Atlético, which barely generated chances. One of Luis Suárez passing the reappeared João Félix was his last real flash. The Levante even dared to stretch more often. Oblak took two hands from Clerc that would have tightened the classification more. Atlético stretched their lead to six points. Less than desired