What the Coronavirus has stolen from Atlético fans – cvbj
One year, five months and two weeks later, fans of the Atlético de Madrid will come back to Wanda Metropolitano at the reunion with his team, with the champion, in the match of the second day against Elche, with the first in the eleven of Rodrigo de Paul and still without Luis Suarez, always alternating.
Not yet quite, still with the conditions of a capacity reduced to 40% -27,000 spectators-, with the safety distance, with the inseparable mask and with the restrictions of the pandemic, the rojiblanco team will again feel desperate. tribunes to his followers, listen to the noise, vibrate …
Since March 7, 2020, with the 2-2 between the rojiblanco team and the Seville, when his team competed just to enter the Champions League there are two seasons, in 2019-20, in the absence of eleven appointments for the closing of the championship, the fans of the Athletic he had not returned to his “house”. Neither then nor throughout the academic year 2020-21.
He could not see any of the 38 matches, neither in the 19 on their territory nor in the 19 as a visitor, of all the historic past season of his team, the undisputed leader of The league almost from the start, rushed later, and final champion in Valladolid, with the encouragement of supporters outside the stadium.
He couldn’t roar the Wanda Metropolitano with this goal ofand Luis Suarez who signed the champion’s comeback against him Osasuna (2-1) on the penultimate date of the tournament, when the most pressure felt Athletic in a first position then in doubt, haunted by the Real Madrid. Not even in the debut of the Uruguayan ‘9’ on the first day, in this 6-1 to grenade which he contributed to two targets.
Nights of excitement
The first victory against him Barcelona on the League of the time Diego Simeone It was also behind closed doors, as was the string of triumphs, eight in a row – including 1-0 against the Barça team – with which Atlético showed last season that he was a serious contender, more late champion, to win the 2020-21 season. League. .
He also did not suffer in his stadium seats with the 2-2 of the Celtic in the last moments or the defeat by 0-2 with the I raised (the only one in the course as a local). He also couldn’t cheer the hero Jan Oblak when he stopped a penalty at Joselu Mato, of Alaves, on the verge of the end, with the League in turmoil. Today, they are television memorabilia.
Until this new course, until the second day of the 2021-22 campaign, in the defense of the title of the Athletic, with its capacity of 68,000 spectators reduced to 27,000 fans, which will cheer on an Atlético winner last Sunday in his debut as current champion of Bullets (1-2) and undeniable in two years in his stadium.
Between 2019-20 and 2020-21, with 45 official matches on their territory, Atlético has lost only two (0-1 with Barcelona in 2019-20 and 0-2 with Levante in 2020-21). At the same time, he tied 12. And won 31. Now rack up five straight wins in the Wanda Metropolitano, where he will be released this Sunday even without the goalscorer Luis Suarez, still filming.
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