By Bulldog Drummond
If we look at the recent matches of Atlético Madrid we find that their three defeats in the last ten games have all been away from home. The other two away games have resulted in one win (against Lokomotiv Moscow) and a draw with Real Madrid.
Overall this suggests that they are not that good away from home at the moment.
|Date||Comp||Home side||Away side||Score||Res|
|22.04||League||Atl. Madrid||Betis||0 : 0||D|
|19.04||League||Real Sociedad||Atl. Madrid||3 : 0||L|
|15.04||League||Atl. Madrid||Levante||3 : 0||W|
|12.04||Europa||Sporting||Atl. Madrid||1 : 0||L|
|08.04||League||Real Madrid||Atl. Madrid||1 : 1||D|
|05.04||Europa||Atl. Madrid||Sporting||2 : 0||W|
|01.04||League||Atl. Madrid||Dep. La Coruna||1 : 0||W|
|18.03||League||Villarreal||Atl. Madrid||2 : 1||L|
|15.03||Europa||Loko Moscow||Atl. Madrid||1 : 5||W|
|11.03||League||Atl. Madrid||Celta Vigo||3 : 0||W|
We should also note that the Lokomotiv Moscow result was a bit of an oddity. Madrid had already won 3-0 in the first leg and Lokomotiv had to go all out on attack through the game in order to try and overturn this. Unfortunately it left them open at the back and when Madrid scored on 16 minutes it meant that Lokomotiv were dead.
Lokomotiv are not an easy team to beat – they are after all top of the Russian league, and ahead by quite a few points (8 clear of CSKA) but I think they just were well beaten in the first leg, as CSKA were by Arsenal. As we saw in our match CSKA went all out on attack, but ultimately got exhausted.
Overall in the league this season, away from home, Atletico Madrid have not been quite so poor. This table shows away games only.
In some quarters it is being said that there is hope that Elneny will play again before the end of the season. Let’s hope so.
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