Atletico Madrid have secured a Champions League spot for the tenth straight season after defeating Elche 2-0 in the Spain’s La Liga.
The victory moved Diego Simeone’s workforce into third place, one level forward of Sevilla, who earlier on Wednesday missed their very own probability to ensure a berth in Europe’s prime membership competitors subsequent season after a scoreless residence draw towards relegation-threatened Mallorca.
Matheus Cunha and Rodrigo De Paul scored a objective in every half to depart Atletico six factors in entrance of fifth-placed Actual Betis with two rounds to go. Betis, who received 3-0 at Valencia on Tuesday, cannot surpass Atletico for the ultimate qualification spot due to their inferior head-to-head tiebreaker.
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“This team also wants to be playing in the top competitions,” De Paul stated.
“We had an up-and-down season but to finish like this is important.”
The victory left Atletico with an opportunity to catch Barcelona for second place and a spot in the profitable Spanish Tremendous Cup in Saudi Arabia. Barcelona, who defeated Celta Vigo 3-1 at residence on Tuesday, are 5 factors in entrance of Atletico going into the final two video games of the season.
Sevilla once more missed an opportunity to safe their Champions League spot at residence.
Julen Lopetegui’s workforce have been held to a 0-0 draw by Mallorca and have now received solely two of their final 10 matches in all competitions.
Mallorca stay in the relegation zone, two factors behind Cadiz and security.
Alaves left final place and moved inside 4 factors of exiting the drop zone with a 2-1 win over Thirteenth-placed Espanyol whereas Getafe earned a 1-1 draw at mid-table Osasuna to maneuver inside some extent of securing their permanence in the primary division.
Actual Madrid clinched their record-extending thirty fifth league title in advance and host last-place Levante on Thursday.