Aragones: The League isn’t over

Former Atletico Madrid boss Luis Aragones doesn’t think the League is decided yet, but admits it will be if Barcelona don’t slow down.

Barca won last night’s top of the table clash with Atleti 4-1 at Camp Nou, thereby moving nine points ahead of the Rojiblancos and 13 ahead of Real Madrid with more than half the season still to play.

“It’s very difficult to say the League is over,” Aragones, who led Atleti to the title back in 1977, told La Xarxa.

“I remember when I was a Coach we were 10 points behind and people said we could not be champions, but we were. Anything can happen in football. But it will be very difficult if Barcelona continue with their performance so far.”

The former Spain strategist then took a closer look at the dynamics of last night’s game.

“Barcelona took control of the game because Atletico gave away too much ground. Barca push up, and in the second half Atletico failed to deal with it.

“Especially in the first half, Atletico dealt with Messi very well. But it seems he always appears and gets goals. He has an exceptional mind for football and is privileged technically.”

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