Simeone insists end of MessiRonaldo fuel good for La Liga

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists the end of the longtime tussle between two of football’s greatest superstars is a good thing for the Spanish league.The Argentine gaffer believes LaLiga has become a more interesting and competitive league now the emphasis has shifted from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s battle for silverware.Los Colcheneros squandered a glorious chance to temporarily go top on Saturday as Filipe Luis’ second-half header was cancelled out by Mario Gaspar’s deflected strike in a 1-1 draw at lowly Villarreal.“LaLiga is fantastic at the moment,” the Rojiblancos boss told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“It’s chaotic, all the teams are competing and fighting for points. It’s much more competitive than when Ronaldo and Messi defined the championship.”“We are only thinking about ourselves. Today was a tough, intense game against a strong rival. We tried to play hard in the first half to counter [Villarreal’s] need for the win.”“In the second half, we understood that we could try to be more offensive in order to exploit the spaces they left.”“We scored a goal and then they equalised. In the end they could have scored the second and so could have we with Lemar’s chance.”last_img


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