Arsenal (5th) beat Watford (17th) 1-0 this Sunday, while Tottenham (9th), led for the first time by the Italian Antonio Conte, could not go from a draw to zero against Everton (11th) , in the eleventh day of the Premier League.
With eight wins and two draws between all the competitions played, in their last ten meetings, Arsenal rejoined the leading group, led by Chelsea.
With 20 points, six behind the ‘Blues’, the ‘Gunners’ are even with West Ham (4th), which will close the league this weekend against Liverpool (3rd).
For the ‘Hornets’ it is the third defeat in four games since the arrival of Italian coach Claudio Ranieri to the bench.
Better organized and more involved than in the defeat against Manchester United (3-0), which cost him the dismissal of Portuguese coach Nuno Espiritu, Tottenham showed the gaps that Conte will have to correct if he wants to fight for the top positions granted by the go to the Champions League.
On Saturday, Manchester City, who sank an inoperative Manchester United (6th) 2-0 at Old Trafford, took advantage of Chelsea’s misstep, which drew 1-1 against Burnley (18th), to move closer to the lead, three points from the ‘Blues’.
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As it happened against Olimpia, Guaraní kept the surprise until the last moment and will have all his potential in the great game against Libertad.
Throughout the week it was said that Alfio Oviedo was disqualified for the duel against Gumarelo due to a contract clause, moreover, the forward did not even appear on the list of concentrates, but hours before the great duel at Defensores del Chaco, Aurinegro confirms as a starter to one of his scorers.
Oviedo, who in theory “never” was in the plans for this game, will accompany Fernando Fernández as a starter. Guaraní agreed with Libertad the issue of the contract clause, which was approximately 500 million guaraníes, according to information collected.
The Aurinegra leadership arranged with the gumarela and as it had already happened with Rodi Ferreira against Olimpia, Guaraní puts another surprise at the last minute.
Like Barcelona, who missed the victory over Celta (3-3) in Vigo on Saturday, Atlético de Madrid let themselves go up this Sunday, with a double from forward Hugo Duro, 19, in discount, two goals that allowed Valencia to save a point in their field (3-3), on the thirteenth day of LaLiga.
Omar Alderete started and played until the 85th minute. Despite not completing the game, he was the player who recovered the most balls on his team and one of the biggest recoveries on the pitch, along with Atlético Madrid midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. In total, he “stole” 11 balls.
With this tie, Atlético Madrid remains four points behind the leaders, Real Madrid, who beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 the day before (6th), while Valencia occupies the tenth position.
Atlético opened the scoring through Uruguayan Luis Suárez (35), but Valencia tied with a goal against Montenegrin Stefan Savic (51).
The French Antoine Griezmann, with a shot from afar (58), and the Croatian Sime Vrsaljko (61) brought the ‘Colchoneros’ closer to victory, but at the end of the match, Hugo Duro, who had entered the course of the match, signed the tie (90 + 2 and 90 + 6).
“After a demanding game at Anfield, they (the footballers) played a game with criteria, with great goals. Many times the coach tends to hit the mark and sometimes he misses. And here the coach failed in the last minutes. These are football things,” he explained. Atlético coach, Argentine Diego Simeone, at the end of the match.
Two points lost for the reigning champions of Spain, who hoped to regain second position in the table while waiting for what Real Sociedad (2nd) who visits Osasuna (7th) will do.
“The two points that are lost are hard, but I can’t keep the final 5 minutes, I keep the great efforts they made after a demanding game in England. Mistakes pay off in football. When you don’t learn, pay, “continued the Argentine coach.
– Griezmann at his best –
Despite the fact that the result, incomprehensible at Atlético a few years ago, who knew how to close games better than anyone, angered Diego Simeone, the Argentine coach can be satisfied that he has found the best version of Antoine Griezmann.
Moments before game time, “Grizou” stole the ball from Hugo Guillamón’s feet, traced back fifty meters alone before launching a shot from the left side outside the area, which ended up piercing the goal defended by the Dutch goalkeeper , Jasper Cillessen.
This is the fifth goal in the last seven games played by the French international striker, who has returned to his best level since the end of September, just over two months after leaving Barcelona to return to his old club.
In addition, Griezmann participated in the third goal for his team. Once again, the ‘rojiblanca’ forward worked perfectly.
For his part, Argentine Rodrigo de Paul shone again in the midfield, metronome of Atlético’s attacks.
As for Valencia, tenth with 17 points, this tie gives hope to José Bordalás’s men, immersed in an endless crisis from which they seem to emerge.
In the event that Betis (5th) prevails in the Andalusian derby against Sevilla (3rd) at the end of the day, the Betis team would advance in the classification to Atlético de Madrid.
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