Atlético de Madrid, 11 months ago, scored 11 out of 15 possible points in the first five rounds of the Spanish Football League “La Liga” (the 2020-2021 season), the same number of points that the defending champion won this season (2021-2022). )
At the time, Atlético Madrid surrounded the same doubts that surround him at the present time, in search of his identity that led him towards embracing the La Liga title.
Atlético Madrid started last season in the Spanish League with a victory over Granada by six goals to one, and then tied the following two matches without goals against Huesca and Villarreal.
In the Villarreal meeting, Atlético Madrid presented a bad picture, as he did not shoot any ball at the “yellow submarine” goal.
In the next two matches, Atlético Madrid defeated Celta Vigo in (Ballaidos) and Real Betis in (Wanda Metropolitano) with the same score (2-0), to achieve 11 points out of 15 in the first five rounds, with ten goals and only one goal, but lost At the time, with a clean four against Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage.
Atlético Madrid began the campaign to preserve its title by defeating Figo with two goals and Elche 1-0, and in the third meeting they tied with Villarreal with two goals for the same, although “Roji Blancos” presented their best match of the season.
In the fourth round match, Atletico Madrid defeated Espanyol with difficulty by two goals to one, and the victory goal came by Thomas Lemar in the last breath of overtime, and in the fifth round meeting, the champion tied with Athletic Bilbao without goals, also achieving 11 points out of 15, and has 7 goals And it has 4.
Atlético Madrid searched in the first rounds of last season for his identity, as his four-way defeat against Bayern Munich called him to change his plan and play in a 5-3-2 manner, which is the same way the team played this season, in addition to his search for a way to adapt Antoine Griezmann with him again.
Griezmann’s adaptation to the way the team plays is one of the most important tasks of Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who seeks to discover the French striker again.
Griezmann, who returns to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on loan until the end of the season, is going through a bad period. The Frenchman is no longer as decisive as before. In the 5 years in which he wore the Atletico Madrid shirt, he became the fifth best scorer in the history of “Roji Blancos”, where he played 257 A match in which he scored 133 goals.
Griezmann’s entry into the squad and his search for the net:
Antoine Griezmann played two matches with Atletico Madrid in La Liga this season, and in both of them the team did not score a goal and the Frenchman on the field, neither in the 2-1 victory over Espanyol nor in the goalless draw with Bilbao.
Griezmann has great offensive capabilities, and therefore Simeone has a great task to restore the best offensive version of the Frenchman and help him, and Rodrygo de Paul, to adapt to the team’s way of playing.
Luis Suarez scored 21 goals in La Liga last season, Griezmann (13 goals) with Barcelona, Llorente (12 goals), Correa (9 goals), Joao (7 goals) and Mateus Konia (7 goals with Hertha Berlin). Atlético de Madrid, who created only 5 chances in the last two matches without scoring a goal.
– The absence of Joao and Lemar from the Getafe match .. Doubts about the participation of Koke, Trippier and Kondobia:
Next Tuesday, Atletico Madrid will meet Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the sixth round of the Spanish League, with the absence of Thomas Lemar, who suffers from a muscle injury, and Joao Felix, who received two yellow cards against Bilbao, confirmed.
There are also doubts about the possibility of Koke, Trippier and Kondobia participating in the Getafe match. The first missed the Bilbao match due to muscle elongation, while the second and third suffered from pain in the match.