KOMPAS.com – A different situation is experienced by Barcelona and Atletico Madrid who are competing at the top of the LaLiga standings, the highest caste of the Spanish League for the 2020-2021 season.
Barcelona, who are in second place in the Spanish League standings, failed to win when they met Levante in the 36th week of the Spanish League.
Playing at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, Wednesday (12/5/2021), Barcelona had to settle for a 3-3 draw over host Levante.
In that match, Barcelona as the visiting team actually won two goals first through the actions of Lionel Messi (25 ‘) and Pedri (34’).
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However, Levante was able to equalize thanks to goals from Gonzalo Melero (57 ‘) and Jose Luis Morales (60’).
After that, Barcelona and Levante both added one goal.
Ousmane Dembele scored in the 64th minute to give Barcelona a 3-2 lead.
However, Barcelona’s lead collapsed as Levante striker Sergio Leon scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute.
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The draw against Levante made it difficult for Barcelona, who were competing at the top of the Spanish League standings.
Lionel Messi et al stuck in second place with a collection of 76 points from 36 matches.
Seeing the draw against Levante and the difficult conditions on the standings, Ronald Koeman as Barcelona coach admitted that he was disappointed and resigned.
In fact, Ronald Koeman indirectly gave up his pursuit of the Spanish League trophy this season.
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In his statement, Koeman appears to have started thinking about Barcelona’s preparations for next season.
“We are of course very disappointed. We are now wondering what really happened,” said Koeman after the match against Levante. Brand, Wednesday (12/5/2021).
“As a coach, I am certainly responsible for this situation. We must immediately forget about this season and prepare for next season,” said Koeman.
After Barcelona won a draw, Atletico Madrid as the leader of the Spanish League standings managed to secure three points.
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Atletico Madrid secured three points when they met Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Thursday (13/5/2021) in the morning WIB.
Los Rojiblancos, nicknamed Atletico Madrid, beat Real Sociedad with a score of 2-1.
The pair of goals that gave Atletico the win were scored by Yannick Carrasco (16 ‘) and Angel Correa (28’).
As for the only goal for Real Sociedad’s puppet that had time to reduce the lag was created through the action of Igor Zubeldia (83 ‘).
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This victory is certainly very profitable for Atletico Madrid. They managed to widen the distance over the three closest competitors, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid still leads the standings with a collection of 80 points from 76 matches.
Diego Simeone’s squad is four points ahead of Barcelona, five points over Real Madrid and six points over Sevilla.
This situation fulfilled Koeman’s statement, who indirectly gave up on the competition in the top flight of the Spanish League standings.
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Meanwhile, Real Madrid still has the opportunity to reduce the points behind Atletico.
Because, Real Madrid will only play the 36th match on Friday (14/5/2021), against the host Granada.
If they are able to beat Granada, Real Madrid will overtake Barcelona and continue to overshadow Atletico as the leader of the standings.
Spanish League results
Osasuna 3-2 Cadiz
Elche 0-2 Alaves
Raise 3-3 Barcelona
Seville 1-0 Valencia
Celta Vigo 1-0 Getafe
Huesca 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
1. Atletico Madrid 36 | 80
2. Barcelona 36 | 76
3. Real Madrid 35 | 75
4. Sevilla 36 | 74
5. Real Sociedad 36 | 56
6. Real Betis 35 | 54
7. Villarreal 35 | 52
8. Celta Vigo 36 | fifty
9. Athletic Bilbao 36 | 46
10. Granada 35 | 45
11. Osasuna 36 | 44
12. Cadiz 36 | 43
13. Levante 36 | 40
14. Valencia 36 | 39
15. Alaves 36 | 35
16. Getafe 36 | 34
17. Huesca 36 | 33
18. Valladolid 35 | 31
19. Elche 36 | 30
20. Eibar 35 | 29