Atletico’s poor form continues. The Rojiblancos moved back top of La Liga but dropped two points at Real Betis.
They deserved to lose in truth, but could also have won with Angel Correa missing two big chances at the end. Well, they were saved by Claudio Bravo, the former Barcelona goalkeeper. Cheers, mate.
Also by Cristian Tello, another ex-Blaugrana, after Yannick Carrasco opened the scoring from close range.
One Saul chance aside, it was all Betis until the end and Correa’s misses.
“The team tried, we started well but in a move without much danger they equalised,” said Atletico midfielder Koke.
“Two points escape us but we are still first and it’s up to us. We have absences but we have a great squad.
“We feel strong. If we are mentally strong we will reach the objective that we all want.”
The hosts might have scored but Jan Oblak was typically strong, denying Diego Lainez in the second half among others.
Atletico have 67 points from 30 games. Real Madrid have 66 and Barcelona 65. Hay Liga, despite the Clasico result. In fact, even more so because of it. Eight games left and a way to run.
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