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Nerve-racking race: Barcelona tries to take the lead again

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Stressful race: Barcelona attempts to take the lead once again

MADRID (AP) – Atlético Madrid instructor Diego Simeone intended to have supper with his family members to stay clear of viewing the suit in between Genuine Madrid and also Sevilla, which can have dropped his group out of starting point in the Spanish organization with 3 suits to go.

Barcelona instructor Ronald Koeman stated Monday he liked to see the Italian organization rather since he would certainly have obtained “a bit nervous” understanding that the outcome can have impacted his group’s title hopes.

It ended up that Madrid ended up being the current club to miss out on a possibility to take the lead after being held to a 2-2 draw in your home on Sunday.

With none of the leading groups gaining the weekend break, Atlético maintained hold of a two-point lead over both competitors. Sevilla likewise remained in opinion although it was 6 factors off the lead.

Barcelona, which attracted 0-0 at house with Atlético on Saturday, had actually currently wasted its very own possibility to take the lead 2 weeks back, shedding in your home to Granada. However the Catalan club will certainly obtain one more possibility on Tuesday when it checks out Levante.

“We can become leaders and put pressure on the others,” Koeman stated. “But it will depend on the result. We have to be prepared. Sometimes we were first to play and sometimes we were last. It depends on what result you can get.”

Atlético will certainly hold fifth-place Genuine Sociedad on Wednesday in what need to be its most hard suit. It after that holds 12th-place Osasuna and also check outs relegation-threatened Valladolid in its last suit.

Seeking its initial organization title given that 2014, Atlético held a comfy lead for the majority of the competitors. It got on speed for a 100-point period prior to a collection of bad outcomes permitted Madrid and also Barcelona to enclose.

Barcelona, at the same time, began badly yet has actually been the most popular group lately. After the suit versus 14th-place Levante, when it can take the lead for the very first time this period, it will certainly hold eighth-place Celta Vigo and afterwards check out last-place Eibar.

Protecting champ Madrid, unbeaten in 15 straight organization video games, has maybe one of the most hard routine. It has away video games versus midtable clubs Granada and also Athletic Bilbao prior to completing in your home versus sixth-place Villarreal. It will certainly play Granada on Thursday currently understanding the outcomes of its challengers.

“The league isn’t in our hands right now, but we’ll fight to death until the end,” stated Madrid instructor Zinedine Zidane, that noisally suffered the officiating staff on Sunday after video clip testimonial transformed a penalty shot for his group right into one for Sevilla with the video game linked 1-1 in the 2nd fifty percent.

The umpire had actually called a fine for a nasty on Karim Benzema yet VAR returned to discover a debatable handball by Madrid protector Éder Militão a couple of secs previously in the various other location.

Koeman, that can not get on the bench in the suit versus Atlético as a result of a suspension for grumbling versus an umpire, considered in on Monday, claiming nowadays “it’s hard to know when it should be a handball or not.”

The Dutch instructor stated he saw the initial 20 mins of the Madrid suit on Sunday prior to changing to the Italian organization video game in between Juventus and also A/C Milan.

“I prefer to watch a different match and find out the result when it’s over,” he stated.

Barcelona, seeking its 3rd organization title in 4 periods, is linked on factors with Madrid yet tracks its competitor on the neck and neck sudden death. It likewise sheds the neck and neck sudden death with Atlético Madrid.

“We still believe (we can) win the championship,” Koeman stated. “And we will fight for that until the last second. We’ll see what will be the result tomorrow night. We still have our options to win it.”

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