Atletico Madrid in trouble after stalemate with Real Betis in La Liga
|Atletico's advantage at the summit in La Liga is being cut to one and now face a fight of their lives in the title race. (Photo credit: @LaLigaEN via Twitter)|
Power is about to change hands in the Spanish La Liga with Atletico Madrid losing their grip and handing their City rivals the advantage.
Atletico Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a 1-1 draw away to Real Betis on Sunday but did so at the expense of losing yet more players to injury, leaving their title hopes hanging by a thread.
Atletico then lost record signing Joao Felix plus right-back Kieran Trippier to injury in the second half, adding to an absentee list also containing Luis Suarez, Thomas Lemar and latest signing Moussa Dembele.
He started the second half but came off three minutes later and Atletico's lack of attacking personnel meant they had to bring on holding midfielder Lucas Torreira to replace him.