Only on the last day of La Liga on 22 May and Luis Suarez’s 67th minute for Colchoneros to win 1-2 at Valladolid With 86 points, 2 more than Real Madrid, they won the 11th Spanish Championship title, the first since 2014.
Pauliste Felipe passed through Corinthians and Athletico-PR was the second most consistent player on the team, present 47 times and playing 38 games. He had already won the title of Brazilian Champion in 2015 and the Copa Libertadores 2012 with Timão.
The 32-year-old defender has played in 31 La Liga, 5 Champions League and 2 King’s Cup games. It is a tribute to the player who arrived at the club two seasons ago to replace Diego Godin who left for Inter.
For the left Renan Lodi, The 7th most regular player on the team, is the second title of his career after winning the Sudamericana Cup with Atlético-PR in 2018. The 23-year-old became a regular in Seleção and was called up for the next 2022 World Cup qualifiers by Tite.
For Luis Suarez, rthanks from FC Barcelona at the end of last season, this title has a taste of revenge.
The situation is bitter from the Catalan point of view: it is the first time that Barça has not finished in the top two of La Liga since the 2007-2008 season. At the time, former OL coaches Sylvinho, Ronaldinho and Deco were playing for FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi’s talent had not yet exploded.
It’s the Diego Simeone’s second coaching title since 2014. The coach’s contract is expected to expire in 2022, but Argentina is expected to continue in Madrid, as do Luis Suarez and Brazilians Atlético de Madrid.
Why change a winning team?