Valencia delves into the crisis of Atlético de Madrid
The rojiblancas accumulate 273 minutes in the league without scoring, remain eight points behind Europe and suffer their worst run of results in the last five years
Atlético de Madrid have been able to say a final goodbye to their European aspirations after drawing against Valencia at the Antonio Puchades, a match that dominated from start to finish, but in which he scored just one goal. The rojiblancas add their third consecutive game without winning in the League (one more if we add the Champions League) and now They are eight points away from the third place occupied by the neighbor Real.
After a few first bars where Valencia wanted to play Atlético de Madrid face to face led by an Anna Torrodà who gains gallons as she consumes minutes in the highest category, it was the rojiblancas who took control of the ball generating the first chances of danger. Ludmila da Silva took advantage of his speed to enter from the side, but he lacked definition to complete his baggage. Also tried Leicy Santos and Deyna Castellanos from the front and an active Toni Duggan who had the clearest of the first half by solving excessively crossed against an Enith Salón that saved her team on another couple of occasions. With this cocktail, the game reached the intermission without alterations in the scoreboard.
At the resumption of the clash, Valencia went from being locked up in their field to bottled in their area. He dedicated himself to bailing water and clearing balls. Enith Salón prevented Ludmila da Silva from opening the can by pulling a heads-up after his defense threw offside badly. The Brazilian had another very clear after an error in the start of the Valencian goal after a lateral center that she failed to take advantage of at the far post. José Luis Sánchez Vera was slow to move the bench despite having five forwards on it. He entered Ajara (66 ‘), Claudia (81’), Ajibade (89 ‘) and Knaak (89’), but the result was the same.
Worst streak of results in the last five years
The hourglass came to an end to the regret of an Atlético de Madrid that has already accumulated 273 minutes without scoring in the League and remains eight points behind the third place that marks the European zone. The rojiblancas still have ten games ahead, but the feelings are far from a last-minute comeback.
Atlético de Madrid suffers the worst run of results in the last five years. You have to go back to the 205/16 season to notice three games without a win for the rojiblanco team. At that time they lost to Levante (1-2) and Atlético de Madrid (3-0) and drew against Barcelona (0-0, on January 16, 2016); this time it comes from losing to Real Madrid (0-1) and Sporting de Huelva (1-0) before drawing against Valencia (0-0). And next Saturday he receives in Alcalá de Henares a Deportivo who is risking his life …