The Spanish leaders Atlético de Madrid suffered a 2-0 defeat at home against Levante (2-0) on Saturday.
A few days after the 1-1 draw on the floor of the same opponent in a delayed game in the second round, the team coached by Diego Simeone, who started with João Félix, stumbled again and the comfortable “punctual” The Pad, what he already had could be reduced to three points if runner-up Real Madrid win in Valladolid this Saturday.
In the game of the 24th round, the precise shots by Jose Morales in the 30th minute and Jorge de Frutos (90 + 5 ‘) without Jan Oblak guaranteed the victory for the underdogs who had the Portuguese center Rúben Vezo at the start after two draws and two defeats.
The “Colchoneros” only lost in the 13th round at Real Madrid (2-0, December 12, 2020) and then added nine wins and two draws. Now they only count one win in the last four rounds.
With 23 games played, Atlético remained with 55 points against 49 of the “Merengues” (23 games), 46 of Barcelona (22) and 45 of Seville (22). Levante moved up to eighth place with 31 (24).
Hours earlier, in a fight between the victims, Elche hit a goal from defender Dani Calvo in the 33rd minute to beat Eibar 1-0 at home. The hosts added 21 points and “caught” in 17th and 4th place The Basques, who had Rafa Soares in the last leg of the game this Saturday, while Paulo Oliveira was not an option.
Elche ended a streak of 16 games without a win for La Liga, unlike Eibar, who play seven games without a win.