The woes of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid deepened this evening, ahead of the club’s fast-approaching Champions League showdown with Chelsea.
Diego Simeone’s men welcomed Levante to the Wanda Metropolitano a short time ago, for their latest La Liga outing.
The hosts headed into proceedings sitting pretty atop the Spanish top-flight, boasting a 6-point advantage over city rivals Real Madrid.
This lead, however, had, up until recently, proven considerably healthier for Los Colchoneros.
Surprise draws with both Celta Vigo and then, earlier this week, Levante, though, saw Atleti’s title hopes seriously dented.
And, when all was said and done in the Spanish capital this evening, the concerning recent form being displayed by the table-toppers only continued.
In their 2nd meeting with Levante in the space of a week, Atletico were remarkably downed by two goals to nil, courtesy of a Mario Hermoso own goal, and a last-gasp strike from Jorge de Frutos:
Jan Oblak goes up for the Atletico Madrid corner in search of a stoppage time equaliser…
…and it leads to a second for Levante as Jorge de Frutos slots home from close to the halfway line pic.twitter.com/teRMaT9gkj
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) February 20, 2021
This means that, ahead of their upcoming Champions League Last-16 first-leg meeting with Chelsea on Tuesday, the Rojiblancos have managed just a solitary win from their last four.
The eventual result at the Metropolitano this evening, though, proved far from the only concern for Simeone and co.
The other came on the personnel front, when, early in the 2nd-half, Jose Maria Gimenez was forced to depart the action.
The Uruguayan stopper appeared to pick up an ankle problem, with his potential participation versus Chelsea in just 72 hours’ time now looking altogether up in the air:
– Another blow for Atlético Madrid as Giménez has to go off injured, only a few days before they face Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/RQljrjO06O
— (@TheEuropeanLad) February 20, 2021
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