The La Liga 2020-2021 season is having an epic ending with four teams battling for the first spot of the standings. Atletico Madrid have comfortably ruled the table throughout the tournament, but some unexpected upsets put their lead in jeopardy. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Sevilla never gave up and now find themselves chasing the Colchoneros.
Diego Simeone's boys are about to enter some extremely challenging weeks in which the Spanish league trophy will be on the line. Atleti have been capable of dealing with the pressure so far, as they remain atop the standings after 34 rounds.
However, how they respond to these league-deciding matches will be what counts. Even though their campaign will deserve respect no matter the result, coming up short after such a good season would mean a terrible blow for all the Colchoneros.
Atletico Madrid's current position in the La Liga 2020/21 standings
The team coached by Simeone has been leading the table for a long time this term, and it seemed to be walking comfortably towards a new championship. Still, Atleti were shocked by unexpected opponents and the title is up for grabs.
As for May 3, Atletico Madrid stand atop the La Liga standings with 76 points after 34 rounds. Real Madrid and Barcelona are right behind them with 74 points, while Sevilla are also close with 70. With four sides alive in the race for the title, the end of the season promises to be extremely exciting. This is how the top four looks like after Matchday 34:
Atletico Madrid's remaining games in the La Liga 2020/21 season
It's been quite a great journey for the Colchonero so far. Since Diego Simeone's arrival, the team turned into a force in Spain and Europe, winning the local league in 2013/14 for the first time since 1995/96. Almost seven years after such feat, El Cholo and his squad will pursue a new title to end with Barcelona and Real Madrid's dominance.
For that, they will need to be at their very best for these challenging weeks ahead. This weekend, they'll face a potentially season-defining clash with the Blaugranas. The Colchonero will have a few more tasks after that, though. These will be the next games of Atletico Madrid in La Liga 2020/21:
. vs. Barcelona (Away) - Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 10:15 AM (ET)
. vs. Real Sociedad (Home) - Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5 PM (ET)
. vs. Osasuna (Home) - Sunday, May 16, 2021 *
. vs. Valladolid (Away) - Sunday, May 23, 2021 *
* Time to be confirmed.