- The race for the 2020/21 LaLiga title race is expected to go all the way in the remaining weeks of the campaign
- Atletico Madrid may have suffered a slip in the past few weeks but still maintain a four point lead on 2nd-placed Barcelona
- Real Madrid, currently third in the table, are just six points behind leaders Rojiblancos
Here are two reasons why Atletico Madrid won’t win the La Liga title this season:
Lionel Messi is in the shape of his life
Even compared to the amazing standards he has set for himself over the past two decades, Messi’s form over the past few months has been staggering.
The Argentina international has scored or provided a goal to teammates in any of his last 16 games for Barcelona in all competitions.
Messi has scored 20 goals during that time and has assisted his teammates another 8, which means he averages almost 2 goal contributions per game.
All of this means that Diego Simeone will have many sleepless nights ahead of him as his compatriot Atleti won’t get away with the title.
Real Madrid have overcome their worst injury crisis
Los Blancos may be six points behind their city rivals but they have done so despite the worst injury crisis in the club’s recent history.
The veracity of this claim could be judged by looking at Madrid team news ahead of Zinedine Zidane’s side against Real Sociedad late last month.
The Santiago Bernabeu team only had 11 fit field players for this duel, including Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Eder Militato, Dani Carjaval, Fede Valverde, Alvaro Odriozola and Rodrygo Goes, all of whom were injured.
The fact that Los Blancos have faced such a crisis and still haven’t derailed their La Liga title challenge is an indicator that alongside Barcelona they are ready to fight for the Spanish first division title until the last matchday of this season.