Atletico Madrid are usually sniffing around the top of the league as a challenger to Barca and Real Madrid, but they have to be considered as the runaway favourites at this point.
Real’s home loss to Levante this afternoon means Atleti can go thirteen points clear if they win their games in hand, while Barca are even further back in fourth so it will be interesting to see how Simeone’s men handle that pressure.
Zinedine Zidane has been under pressure this season after some poor results, so you really do have to wonder if the time will come for him to move on at the end of this season.
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His plans were ruined this afternoon when Eder Militao was sent off in the opening minutes so obviously that is far from ideal, but you would still fancy them to go on and win the game after they went 1-0 up.
The Real fans are a notoriously hard bunch to please at the best of times, but it’s not a surprise that the questions and criticisms are continuing to mount for Zidane after this loss:
Guys, forget about the la liga title. Forget about the UCL. We are so bad it is beyond a joke. Zidane keeps playing the same midfield, like it just doesn’t work anymore, he just doesn’t get it.
— HRTG – PES Mobile (@HRT12334) January 30, 2021
— RugRat (@BabalolaOduaran) January 30, 2021
Zidane has killed the life out of this team. This is embarrassing to watch. This team has no creativity, no drive, uninspired and plain boring. Bad football and very predictable on what they are doing, that’s why is so hard to score plus no great forwards and terrible defence ??
— Gus Hernandez (@viaGuss) January 30, 2021
Zidane has to go. It’s not even funny anymore. https://t.co/6qmRlITmVA
— SerMM91 (@SerMM91) January 30, 2021
When will they sack Zidane? They seem to be like they need fresh ideas https://t.co/YIDNUx6yQb
— Boy Genius (@ToluFrank) January 30, 2021
We won’t win anything this season. Just sack Zidane. Sell Vinicius,Odriozola,Marcelo,Ramos,Mariano and start the rebuilding before it’s too late @realmadriden
— Yaw HEISENBERG (@Unkle_Gil) January 30, 2021