Atletico Madrid suffer setback in La Liga title defence, Champions League also slipping away

Atletico Madrid are quickly starting to realise that they won’t be able to defend their Spanish La Liga title. Now, they are even in danger on losing out on the UEFA Champions League spots. The latest blow came on Wednesday, after the reigning champions lost 1-0 to Levante.

The loss means that FC Barcelona can potentially secure a stronger foothold on the fourth spot in the La Liga table. The two teams are currently level on 39 points, but Barcelona still have a game in hand. Earlier this month, the Catalans were able to leapfrog Atletico after beating them 4-2.