With only 9 dates to be played in the remainder of the tournament, the definition of LaLiga promote to be exciting. Atlético de Madrid with 66 points, Barcelona with 65 and Real Madrid with 63, are the teams that will fight from here until the end to end up deciding the champion.
Who best reaches this final stretch? Which of the three teams has the most complicated schedule and which is the most accessible? For whom would it be a failure not to win the title? All these subjects and some more, were treated by Hernan Pereyra in one of the segments of this Tuesday’s edition of the podcast ‘It’s so and that’s it’.
“The definition of the championship is red hot and it is going to be spectacular” Pereyra began by adding that “there are 27 points in dispute and each one is worth gold for any of the three teams. Who is going to win it? It is difficult to predict, but there are several aspects that can be decisive when defining
As he began his in-depth analysis, Pereyra began by focusing on the remaining schedule of the three candidates. “Real Madrid is the one who seems to have the least complicated since of the difficult games that remain, a good part of them are on their court. They go home against Barcelona, Sevilla and Villarreal while they will have to travel to Bilbao to face Athletic Atlético Madrid must visit Real Betis, Athlétic de Bilbao and Barcelona, three difficult visits, while the Culé team will be visitors to Real Madrid, Villarreal, Valencia and receive the mattresses. I have no doubt that Real Madrid it has it less complicated in this aspect “, recognized Pereyra.
“If it is because of the number of points, you do not have to analyze much when a team has an advantage over the others: in this sense the team of Diego Simeone if he wins his remaining nine finals, he will be champion. But be careful that if they tie in points with Real Madrid, the champion would be the merengue team. Barcelona is gambling its life in this weekend’s game “, considered the host of the podcast.
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However, for Pereyra there is a fundamental aspect that is mental. “Today I must admit that it is Barcelona who best reaches this stage of definition after winning 16 games and drawing another three in the last 19 dates. This may tip the balance in their favor because they are on a winning rhythm since they were very far from the leaders and was gradually discounting “.
After remembering that a little over a month ago Ronald Koeman declaring that the team was not there to win titles, Pereyra maintains that “today it is in the final of the Copa del Rey and he is within reach to define the League in his favor. Imagine if, after having made up your mind that it would be difficult to win a title this season, you end up winning two tournaments. It would be excellent. On the other hand, for Atlético Madrid, which came to have a comfortable advantage over their pursuers and ends up without being champions, it would be a very hard and fatal blow. They have more pressure because they know that the bet is this tournament because it had everything served. If he does not win the League, there will be more talk about the championship he lost at Atlético than about the title won by Barcelona or Real Madrid “.
Pereyra also highlighted the issue of physical exhaustion, saying that Real Madrid may be more affected than its rivals because it is playing Champions, while Barcelona only has the final of the Copa del Rey to focus on LaLiga definitely while Atlético could run with advantages in this plane.
Likewise, Pereyra thinks that the main aspect is soccer, according to the opinion of the ESPN analyst. “Who is showing the best game is Barcelona because Koeman found his best line-up with a different standing but always putting ahead the advantages offered by each player who is not afraid to adapt the system.”
Simeone has his fears: he defends well, but when attacking he is failing and it is difficult for him to score goals. They lack attacking arguments, more offensive weight, more collective play and it is paying dearly, while Madrid is a mixed thing, with changes that are not yet consolidated as a whole, but the individual weight of their players are helping them “, acknowledged.
Finally, Pereyra does not forget the importance that arbitrations can have in this definition. “Until minute 78, Villarreal had been complicating Barcelona that he could not find the return to the game when he found a player expelled and thus the culé team took the opportunity to win. When it comes to talking about refereeing weight, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético, in that order, are leading the pack. “
“Today, knowing how football is handled, knowing how it is handled according to the economic, everything is possible. To take care of yourself. To show on the field who is the best. We are facing an exciting final and I see Barcelona better positioned, but anything can happen, “he concluded.
Note: the edition of ‘It’s So and Period ‘, also includes the opinion of Pereyra on Concacaf Champions Cup, and the preview of this Wednesday’s matches in the UEFA Champions League.
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