Ronald Koeman and the 'Cholo' Simeone, trainers of the FC Barcelona and Athletic of Madrid


The Koeman vs. Simeone more decisive: LaLiga is in their hands

Published:6/05/2021 - 18:06h

Updated:6/05/2021 - 18:26h

Koeman Will not be in the bench in front of the Atleti, but his duel in front of the 'Cholo' Simeone is the most important of the final stretch of LaLiga, by what play the Barça and Atleti

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The clash between the FC Barcelona and Athletic of Madrid, this Saturday from the 16:15 hours (in Spain), is transcendental for the future of the present edition of LaLiga Santander and both teams will play everything in the Camp Nou. It will be the reunion of two very different teams and with technicians that although have styles very different, are of which do not hide neither surrender in front of the adversities of the groups that direct.

And it is that although Ronald Koeman will not be in the banquillor of the Barça this Saturday in the Camp Nou, will cross with the 'Cholo' Simeone in the party that can define the championship, or begin to do it. It will be a true final in which it will be necessary to see the approaches of both to advance in front of the rival, having like precedent the victory of the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan, by the minimum, the past month of November.

In this moment, the Barça was in roads of growth and remained 'portrayed' in front of the rojiblancos. A goal of Yannick Carrasco after a monumental error of the defence and a bad exit of Marc-André ter Stegen, that did not forgive the 'cochonero', finished defining the clash, but the nightmare could be worse for the blaugrana in front of his little capacity of reaction in the second part.

However, the situation is very different now and the 'Koeman vs. Simeone' presents like a duel of titanes in which they will not allow errors. It fits to remember that both teams have characterised in the last months by 'give' occasions to his rivals with defensive failures, but is predictable that for the crash in the Camp Nou show his best version to try carry the result.

To the two the only that costs him is to win. In the case of the Barça, to remain with the three points, would be surpassing to the 'colchoneros' in the classification, putting leader, waiting for what happen in the Real Madrid-Seville of the Sunday. In this sense, a victory of the culés would be the firmest step to put of full in the fight by LaLiga and the doublet, but a defeat would be to sink with three parties by in front.

To the Atleti, serves him a tie or victory, but to remain in tables would complicate too much because they would depend on what do the Madrid. Instead, if they win in the Camp Nou would be orn hit on the very important table to move away of his rivals in the fight by the championship, leaving earth of by half with the Barça and remaining two points by in front of the madridistas, as long as they achieve the victory in front of the Seville.

The difference between the Atleti and Barça

The Atleti and Barça have been two opposite poles in this campaign. The Madrilenian began imparables, intractable and shot to the title, reason by which still are in the highest of the classification of LaLiga Santander. However, in the last three months have gone in free fall and lost until the 12 points of difference that had with the culés, in concrete. The ones of Simeone have 'desinflado' and stray weight in the competition, that can happen them bill in the last stretch of the course.

The Barça has been the contrary. Had a beginning of atypical season, full of doubts and with with a lot of interrogantes to the figure of Ronald Koeman. At the same time that the Atleti collapsed , the Barça began to fly. From January, the culés have achieved regularity and the work of the Dutch has begun to give fruits, like the title of the Glass of Rey, but especially in win them to compete of the staff.

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