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It can sometimes happen so quickly in football: almost a month ago, the dream of a successful season in the Spanish league for the fans ofseemed, if not over, then at least seemed a little further off. Two 0-0 in a row were the reason. But four weeks later not only a few points were added - no more goals were conceded.
Started the season with a corona-related delay, the Rojiblancos were with an intoxicating 6: 1 against FC Granada (against which they don't even score six goals). It was the debut for, who had been hunted down at FC Barcelona. He then hit twice and submitted another hit. And all within the twenty minutes that coach Simeone gave him at the end of the game.
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Simeone had wanted to rotate Suarez and Costa to ease the Uruguayan in at his new club, but it now looks like Suarez will have to take on more responsibility over the next few weeks.Diego Simeone's men returned to winning ways thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco, but the gloss was taken off the win when Costa had to go off injured.
But before the indios, as the Atléticos fans are called in Madrid (in contrast to the vikingos of Real Madrid), could dream of higher consecrations again (the last championship is now almost six and a half years ago) two goalless draws at the UD Huesca and against Villarreal, sobering the soul of the fan.The current table in La Liga:
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Suarez can show Barca what they're missing in Atleti clash with Bayern
PETE JENSON: Six goals in six games for club and country have put a smile back on Luis Suarez' face after he was forced out of Barcelona at the end of last season. It will further broaden on Wednesday night if he can take some small revenge on Bayern Munich for turning his last game for Barca into an 8-2 nightmare two months ago.Nothing will make up for that Champions League exit. Suarez's last goal for Barcelona was against arguably still the best keeper in the world. He finished up being the only opposing player to beat Manuel Neuer in the quarters, semis and final of the Champions League.
And suddenly the glamor of a Suárez seemed to have given way. All the better that in the following weeks, the record purchase of the club's history, the Portuguese João Félix, could play more and more in the foreground. An assist in the game with the always unpleasant Galicians of Celta Vigo (2-0) was followed by a round match (albeit without a goal participation) against a strong Betis. And the Rojiblancos were back on track in terms of league technology. Especially since the two giants Real and Barça outbid each other in terms of amateurism at this time.
Even the painful 4-0 defeat at Bayern's Champions League opener were able to correct the Madrilenians to some extent with a hard-fought 3-2 win against RB Salzburg (with two goals from Joao Félix). Second place in CL group A (probably behind the Munich team) is absolutely possible again.Merciless Defense
And so there are increasing impressions that this Atlético Madrid can actually achieve great things this season. A look at the domestic table may serve as the main argument: Atlético only conceded one goal after five matchdays. Cholo has given the team a similar ruthless defensive concept as in the 2014 championship. Jan Oblak also has one of the three strongest keepers in the world.
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Thomas Müller received a hard yellow card against Atletico - his entertaining reaction could be heard live on TV. © Getty Images Verbally caused laughter during the Atletico game: Thomas Müller. Maybe it's a good thing that Michael Oliver doesn't speak German. The referee from Ashington in northern England showed Thomas Müller a yellow card during Bayern Munich's Champions League opening win against Atletico Madrid (4: 0) - with curious consequences.
Atlético well positioned overall
And the vernacular says yes: offensives win games, defensives win championships. However, since they are well positioned in both facets this year (this also parallels 2014, when David Villa and Diego Costa also had a strong attack line), dreaming is allowed.
In addition, there is the discontinuity of the actual title favorites. Neither FC Barcelona nor Real Madrid are currently giving the impression of flying away from the competition. The weakness of the two giants and the strength they have regained, especially defensively, could ultimately make the difference for Atlético. After six years of duel between Real (2 titles in this period) and Barcelona (4), the Spanish league would be happy.
Simeone impressed despite Atletico failing to finish off Lokomotiv .
Koke and Angel Correa hit the bar, while Luis Suarez and Joao Felix were constant pests, but Atletico Madrid could only draw in Moscow.Atletico's performance at RZD Arena arguably did not get the reward it deserved, given the Spanish visitors led the shot count 14-4 and had 64.9 per cent of possession on Tuesday.