After a historic win against Barcelona, Granada topped the La Liga table. After five rounds, Granada will be a top team of Primera with 10 points till the match between Sevilla and Real Madrid. Two Spanish giants had a game on Saturday in La Liga, and we could not predict disaster results.
Atletico could not score a goal against Celta
This week, we wrote about Atletico’s problems in defense and attack. Simeone’s team had a midweek match against Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano. They could save the game and one point after scoring the second goal on 90th minute. Simeone was happy after the game, but if we look at the statistics, the coach should be worried about performance.
Atletico had enough days to rest and prepare for the clash against Celta. Fans cheered for goal from the very first minute, but Diego Costa and Joao Felix could not create any serious chance. Atletico could not control the match in the first half as Celta dominated the stadium. During the first half, Celta had 60% ball possession, and Simeone had a very disappointed face before going on break.
High pressure on Celta’s defense but zero chances to score
Atletico players had five shots on target for the whole match, but none of them were critical. Don’t forget that Joao’s team could not score a goal in the previous La Liga game also. They lost a match in San Sebastian against Real Sociedad while conceding two goals.
Atletico forwards (Correa, Costa, Felix, Vitolo) could not make an impact on the match. They had no real chances to open a score sheet.
#ValverdeOut goes viral on Twitter
After losing 2-0 against Granada, Valverde looked devastated. Spanish coach could not speak confidently and asked for a time. Valverde mentioned that Barcelona has potential, but they can’t use it.
Barcelona lost the second match of the season, and it’s just 5th round of La Liga. Blaugrana players had a chance to win a match and top the League table but failed miserably. Barcelona had only one shot on target, and it was a too-easy shot for Granada’s goalkeeper.
Data shows that Barcelona has the worst start of the season since 2004. The team conceded nine goals in five matches, and it’s because the defense can’t play confidently. If we look at the last seven away games in La Liga, Barcelona could not win any of them.
The hashtag went viral because 67 000 posted about it tonight. Valverde is still the coach of Barcelona and he wants to change the situation in the team.