The passing of Diego Simeone with the Atlético de Madrid had since Titles even bitter defeats, but the Argentine has a ‘pebble in his shoe’ with which he carries suffering 17 matches. Its about Barcelona, a rival that has complicated greatly to the strategist when he has found them in league matches, since he has never been able to beat them, hence his balance is 11 defeats And six ties, that is to say, of the 51 points that he has played with the Catalans, he has barely taken six from them in the almost nine years he has been directing the mattress team.
From the beginning, the story started badly for the ‘Cholo’, because at the beginning of his stage with the Madrid team he played seven games without defeat, a hopeful start without doubt, but in his eight game at the head of the team he ran into the Culés who not only took the three points from him, but did so as a visitor, initiating what in the long run became a long paternity that seeks to break tomorrow when they host Ronald Koeman’s men at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Not everything has been a tragedy in the history between Simeone and Barcelona. He has been able to beat them three times but these have been two in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup. In addition, although the League has not imposed itself on the Blaugranas, it did manage to win a title at their expense and it was in the 2013-2014 season, after achieving a draw that represented the championship for the rojiblancos.
Therefore this Saturday’s game will be an opportunity for Simeone to break that curse, although he will arrive with a diminished team, since he will not be able to count on Luis Suárez, his starting striker who was infected with COVID-19, or Héctor Herrera, who along with Koke has become the balance of the team so far this season and who is injured today.
All set for The Best! This will be the award for the best of 2020