Atletico Madrid is the winner After an amazing season. For the 11th time in their existence, Atletico Madrid has won LaLiga.
On Saturday, Diego Simeone’s team defeated Real Valladolid 2-1 to win their first top-flight title since 2013-14. And only their third in 25 years.
Real Madrid finished second in the rankings after coming back to beat Villarreal by the same scoreline in their final match of the season. With Barcelona earning third place by defeating relegated Eibar and Sevilla – who play on Sunday – poised to finish fourth.
Atleti is the only team to have won Spain’s top league other than Madrid or Barca since Valencia claimed their sixth title in 2003-04.
Simeone is the third coach in club history to win two LaLiga titles, behind Ricardo Zamora (1939-40 and 1940-41) and Helenio Herrera (1939-40 and 1940-41). (1949-50 and 1950-51).
Valladolid demoted to the second division as a result of the outcome.
It is striker Luis Suarez’s seventh LaLiga title, and he finished the season as Atleti’s leading scorer with 21 goals in 32 league games.
After being judged surplus to needs at Barca, the 34-year-old only joined Atleti last year.
Marcos Llorente, a former Madrid midfielder, was also instrumental in Atleti’s title success. With 12 goals and 11 assists, he is the first Atletico player to record a ‘double-double’ of at least 10 goals and assists in the same season. Since Diego Forlan (32 goals, 10 assists) in 2008-09.
This season, Llorente has embodied Atleti’s ability to produce above and beyond expectations. His 12 goals and 11 assists came from just 3.41 anticipated goals (xG) and 5.38 expected assists, respectively (xA). In 2020-21, the differential in each of those figures was the greatest among LaLiga players. Atletico Madrid is the winner After an amazing season.