Atletico Madrid picked up a crucial 2-1 win against Real Sociedad, which will allow them to move four points clear of Barcelona for La Liga title. Yannick Carrasco and Angel Correa put the hosts on the front foot before La Real halved the deficit through Zubeldia only in the 83rd minute. Here are the three talking points from Atletico’s win over Sociedad.
Atletico grab three important points
Atletico Madrid might have breathed a huge sigh of relief after picking up a win, and hence securing all important three points. They had lost moment previously, and squandering the advantages that they had previously, leaving the title race open. They must also be happy to see both Real Madrid and Barcelona slip up their chances repeatedly to clinch the top spot.
Suarez’s dip in form; Correa, Llorente and Carrasco proving to be instrumental
Luis Suarez started the season on a high note, but his form has visibly dropped since February, as he managed to score only 3 goals in the last 13 appearances. However, Diego Simeone has managed to steady the ship with the help of players like Angel Correa, Yannick Carrasco. The Belgian winger Carrasco, who was impressive in the draw against Barcelona last week, carried his fine form tonight while Correa has racked up four goals in the previous six games. Despite being down the pecking order of Simeone, the Argentine striker has mustered 8 goals and 8 assists this season. Marcos Llorente set up the first goal for Carrasco, and it also marked his 11th assist in La Liga this season. With players like Joao Felix and Sure and failing to deliver in the crucial stage of the competition, Simeone must be happy with the contribution from players like Correa and Llorente.
Atletico only two wins away from clinching the title
Although Real Madrid have a game in hand, they can only end up second behind Atletico. All Los Rojiblancos need to do is to ensure three points against each of Osasuna and Real Valladolid. Osasuna are at 11th spot in La Liga table, But Real Valladolid, owned by legendary Ronaldo Nazario, are fighting to avoid relegation. If they manage to do so, they can become the champions of La Liga after seven years.