Atletico Madrid Poor record after them
Atletico Madrid have only won two of their last nine games after the international break, collecting just 12 points of the available 27.
As many as 10 of their 21 players joined their national teams last week ahead of Los Rojiblancos‘ game against Valencia at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Diego Simeone‘s side suffered their first defeat in 2019/20 at Real Sociedad after the first international break of the season in what was arguably their worse game of the campaign so far.
In the last two seasons, Atletico have only beaten Alaves and Deportivo La Coruna after the international break.
The rest of their games ended in six draws, coming against Villarreal, Eibar, Real Madrid, Valencia and two against Barcelona.
Four of those matches were played at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, where Atleti will now face Los Che, Bayer Leverkusen and Athletic Club in the space of one week.